So, Facebook has introduced alternatives to the Like button. They are Love, HaHa, Wow, Sad and Angry.Like, wow. How sad. That makes me angry, because haha, some of those words are verbs, some are adjectives, and some are exclamations. They don’t go together, Facebook! And anyway, I’m never going to use them, because, well, obviously, you know?
Now I’m guessing this has happened because some people are in the habit of putting whiny posts on Facebook, moaning about their problems. It’s impossible to Like those posts, but just conceivable that someone might Sad or Angry them. What’s needed, of course, is a Fuck off button, but Zuckerberg’s never going to give us one of those.
Now this post is beginning to sound a bit whiny itself, so before you’re tempted to Sad it, I’d better get to my point.
The bottom line is, I’m going to turn off the Like button on my blog. Why? Because I really don’t care whether people Like my blog or not. I don’t care whether they Love it or Haha it, or even Angry it. In fact I hope that sometimes they will. That’s not because I don’t care about my readers, but because my readers have brains and can write an Angry comment if they wish (or even a Sad comment or a Haha one.)
Also, I really don’t need another metric in my life. Yeah, life’s too short for unnecessary metrics, don’t you think?
Click Love if you agree, or Sad, if you don’t.
Oh wait, too bad, I just removed that option.