Do You Like Me? Or Do You Like Me-Like Me?
Clicking “Like” on a blog or facebook post is one thing. Actually taking the time to stop and read what someone is saying is a completely different story.
It might seem simple but a single click doesn’t in my book count as an interaction. It counts more along the lines of a digital guest book. When you click the “Like Button” what you’re really conveying is that you want everyone else in your network to know that you were there. You’re broadcasting the message that you saw whatever content is up for consumption.
Next time you feel inclined to click the like button after power skimming the title of a post that seems interesting, stop yourself and ask, “If this was my blog… would I want someone to click or would I want someone to comment?”
How do you feel…? Is the one click appreciate good enough? Or is a real conversational interaction worth more than a thumbs up icon?