cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by Helen K

Actually I don’t like facebook. There’s just not a button for that, which seems to break some cosmic physical law of conservation of emotions. I think likes are cheap not unimportant, but pretty close. If it were so real, why do we wrap the now meaning less words in quotes?

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine

But some nights, in bed trying to nod off to sleep, I just scan facebook on my iPhone to see what other people are so busy doing in there. I’m pretty much a Facebook Lurker. I was amused when I saw a message from Tim Owens (is it even worth linking to a facebook URL, nah, f*** your silos). Tim is so funny.

tim facebook

No Facebook I actually don’t want to tag people in their own photos. That’s a special level of OCD and probably borderline inappropriate.

It kind fo reminded me of one of the most banal bits of Facebookiness.

Liking a comment.

Seriously? If You like what someone says, tell them so. In a comment. I could not help myself–

It’s right up there with Liking a Comment.

which led to a silly spree of liking every comment in that thread, including my own.

What kind of idiot likes their own comments? Someone on Facebook. Me.

Si I had a thought. What if I “liked” everything I could in my Facebook stream? I could do a lot fo clicks in an hour, maybe 1000-2000? What if other people did?

And here is my rhetorical question- if Everyone Liked Everything does Liking Mean Anything? Therefore, I am starting my campaign- #LikeEverything

like everything

I would like to see a huge meme-like response, to which it causes ripples and waves in the fabric fo all that data Facebook is sucking from you to funnel to its ad stream. Of course, like everything I start, I will eb the only one to jump on the bandwagon.

I like that.

Go ahead, get in Facebook and do/say I #LikeEverything

Now here is someone who truly expresses the sentiment of liking something (trains in this case!)

cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine

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9 Comments

  • Sandy Brown Jensen

    Dear Alan,
    I like this post.
    Thumbs up.
    Keep up the good work.
    Like.

    • Alan Levine aka CogDog

      I like you too

  • Cathy Finn-Derecki

    I erection this post.

    • Alan Levine aka CogDog

      You are going down a slippery path…

  • Tim Owens

    I looked for a thumbs up button by Cathy’s comment but I can’t find it anywhere and now I’m lost and feeling vulnerable.

  • Cathy Finn-Derecki

    Tim, it will be okay. Go make something.

  • Darren Kuropatwa

    This reminded me of the “Liking Isn’t Helping” ad campaign: http://petapixel.com/2013/06/28/ad-campaign-uses-powerful-photographs-to-explain-that-facebook-likes-dont-help/

    I really dislike FB.

    • Alan Levine aka CogDog

      Solidarity, Brother Darren!

  • Harriet

    Ok, I get it now. I still really like you (without any double quotes!)

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