On my long list of the last people I want to talk to over the telephone, receiving an unsolicited call from a telemarketer trying to pimp me “advance cremation arrangements” has to rank somewhere between the fake IRS agent with the indecipherable Nigerian accent threatening to imprison me, and a robocall from Republican Danny Tarkanian, who has lost eight straight political races in this state and runs for office every time there’s a full moon.
What does it mean on social media to click the “like” button? Liking something may not always mean what you think.
Everyone wants to be liked.
On social media, likes are the metric used to measure popularity. Likes are an affirmation of mass approval. Admit it — we’ve all checked to see if someone liked our posts. When you see a dozen likes, it feels pretty good. When you see zero likes, it kinda’ hurts. Social media has become a coterie of high school cheerleaders.