Say No to the Plethora of Exclusive Like Buttons
I posted this below comment at the news of WordPress (Automattic Inc) introducing their own version of exclusive Like button a la Facebook and other micro-blogging platforms (another comment at Mashable as well)
Thumbs down. You are treating your registered bloggers as your customers by forgetting the customers of the bloggers themselves (their visitors). This exclusive company wide Like feature is going to add more confusion for the people amid all other Like buttons everywhere. It would have been better if you had not fallen for this trend which is evolving people on the internet backwards. Now, what is next, a ping.fm for all these separate Like buttons and then ultimately they will show up under plethora of AddThis html code? Where is the innovation? Amazing!
No, I don’t like to reblog via a simplistic yes/no Like button. Sorry, that’s not how life works. You are reversing the original intention of the blogs themselves. Blogs were an innovation for discourse/converse/comment the complex situation of life. It was not meant for 140 characters or yes/no, or like or dislike buttons.