What's Up With The New "Points" Thing By Posters?

Wukulele

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Can you redeem your trophies for bitcoin?
NFTs…
It is, but it shouldn't have to be!

I think the idea of "liking" posts makes people seek validation and encourages self-censorship.

This interview with Leah Perlman (one of the inventors of the like button on Facebook) covers a few things I dislike about it.

I find it odd that anyone would put the onus of what to ignore on user interface designers of corporations… I mean, right now Facebook is down & their employees reportedly can’t into their work buildings, lol….
 

Wukulele

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It is, but it shouldn't have to be!

I think the idea of "liking" posts makes people seek validation and encourages self-censorship.

This interview with Leah Perlman (one of the inventors of the like button on Facebook) covers a few things I dislike about it.

No one is making others seek validation, via ”like” buttons. “Like“ can but doesn’t necessarily constitute actual affinity for, as it can be just a marker of a specific comment, acknowledgement, or whatever. Many intelligent users of Twitter (which has only 1 rxn button) have something variation of “♥️(Heart symbol)≠endorsement” in their bio.
The more important question isn’t, “So why are you happy to admit you crave public validation?” but rather a focus on the root of the craving of quantity of external validation, without regard for quality.

Comments get ”liked” for a variety of reason. eg on UU:
-I do not want to buy a full spool of pink Seaguar fluorocarbon when I already have same diameter in blue. So I “like“ someone’s comment re their observation of the pinks. And that “like” lands on a comment of someone who may carry some amount of credibility due to depth of experience as exhibited by other postings on UU & otherwise. Doesn’t likely affect someone’s sense of validity, as they merely posted their physical observation of that pink string.
-I publicly wonder how/what someone’s uke storage system is made/designed when they publicly mention it. They post a photo w written description & I acknowledge their effort & creativity in how they repurpose IKEA.
 

bellgamin

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Much Ado About Nothing (from Act 5, Scene 1) By Wm. Shakespeare

Know, Claudio, to thy head,
Thou hast so wronged mine innocent child and me
That I am forced to lay my reverence by,
And with gray hairs and bruise of many days
Do challenge thee to trial of a man.
I say thou hast belied mine innocent child.
Thy slander hath gone through and through her
heart,
And she lies buried with her ancestors,
O, in a tomb where never scandal slept,
Save this of hers, framed by thy calumny.
 
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