I don’t much. Some people think that’s a bit weird because I’m meant to be a social media person at work. You don’t need to like sheep to be a vet though, do you? In fact, if you were a vet and turned up at my farm to fix my sheep, but spent the first hour telling me how amazing my sheep was and turning away from me to check on the status of my sheep every two minutes, I’d punch you in the face.
Anyway, I reluctantly joined Facebook recently. This is ‘joined as myself’ because I did have a few made up accounts that allowed me to sit and watch what was happening in a creepy manner. I only really joined so my wife could stop having to show me stuff my friends have stuck on there – given we moved to NYC I thought I better get more ‘connected’. Urgh.
Having joined, I am constantly amazed at what people ‘like’. I also wonder whether the absence of ‘like’ means that people don’t like something, or are at best indifferent. It’s very odd and in many ways worse than I expected (https://truthinessorg.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/i-like-this-article/).
Still, with my social media hat on I should probably say that the fact someone ‘likes’ you is important in some way. At the very least it’s an invitation to contact them and show them just what makes you so likeable.
Or in my deeper, serious voice: http://www.mediabizbloggers.com/media-biz-bloggers/114651749.html
And for something similar: The Like-ification of 2011 | Saad. Wired.