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Apology

I read other people's LiveJournal posts, and I look for a "like" or "+1" button to click, then realize that LJ doesn't have that. It shouldn't have it, so as to force people to write "I like this" and then write a little more. But I look for it anyway, and then move on, saying nothing.

Newer social media has ruined me, at least somewhat.

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georgelicious
Oct. 28th, 2015 10:07 pm (UTC)
Ha! I understand!
songdogmi
Nov. 1st, 2015 12:12 am (UTC)
It's the Facebookization of the Web. If I can make up a word.
georgelicious
Nov. 1st, 2015 12:22 am (UTC)
Exactly.
maxauburn
Oct. 28th, 2015 11:36 pm (UTC)
I agree- there really needs to be a "like" button here.
songdogmi
Nov. 1st, 2015 12:13 am (UTC)
Sometimes there isn't much more to say than "I saw this and liked it." But it would be easy to overuse here as it is in Facebook.
bitterlawngnome
Oct. 29th, 2015 06:59 am (UTC)
All of us. The net is moving toward being a passive medium.
songdogmi
Nov. 1st, 2015 12:17 am (UTC)
I fear your statement is correct. Is it because the more active users have become bored or disenchanted? Or have we become vastly outnumbered by people who only like to watch -- and they'd rather watch what's created by global entertainment conglomerates? It's possible the golden age of the Internet is past, though you'll never hear that from those-in-charge.
bitterlawngnome
Nov. 1st, 2015 05:43 am (UTC)
Partly it's the structure of the sites themselves - making +1 or like buttons everywhere and not implementing threaded commenting (like this site does). Partly it's because we're over it. Partly it's because of the increased awareness of surveillance; people don't want to give too much away. Etc.
changeling72
Oct. 29th, 2015 05:36 pm (UTC)
I think the same can be said for a lot of people (including me). Someone was rather surprised when I told them I deleted my Facebook profile three years ago (and haven't created a new one).
songdogmi
Nov. 1st, 2015 12:21 am (UTC)
I'm trapped. I can't pull the trigger on quitting Facebook. I want to keep up with a few people there I don't see anywhere else. But I'm so over all the stuff I see there -- memes, politics, and everyone making declamations as if we were all waiting for opinions to hear. Why do they feel as if all this is necessary? Do they have nothing else to say about their lives?
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