Hello guys, what’s up? Hope you all are doing good and well wherever you are in this world. Let’s start from the main events of the past week. Joe Biden had started new chapter of his life, as a 46th US President, also becomes just a second catholic President after John F Kennedy. Along with Him, Kamala Harris also becomes the First South Asian Vice President of United States. India beat Australia is most famous way by conquering the fortress of Gabba, retained the Border- Gavaskar Trophy Successfully. No fall in COVID-19 infection, even though strict lockdown in the UK. Some study proves that the Scientist of Wuhan lab, had been bitten by the Bats, later on leading to spreading the infection in the world. A suicidal attack in Baghdad, after 3 years at least killed 32 people. Indian Share market first time breached the ceiling of all time high 50K Points. Chinese multi billionaire Jack Ma appears for the first time since last November, after accusing/ alleging the Chinese Government. Sri Lanka reopens for tourist after 10 Months.
Anyways let’s move towards one more interesting topic of the day, of our Sunday School!! Any guess? What we are going to talk about today? No? Alright, we’ll soon discuss it in depth. So how many of you using the Social media? Almost all of you, right? So let’s amended that question to how many of you aren’t available on Social media platform? Very few, right? We can say that we all are surrounding with so Social Media platform, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, etc. but forget to act Socially. Isn’t it? The topic of the day is the outcome of structural thinking process of my mind when sometimes ago I read that Facebook/Instagram will disable like button from it due to some really logical and sensible reasons. So before start putting opinion here let’s start from the roots itself.
FACEBOOK, the very first Social Media of the Modern Day or say the Revolution of Social Connecting. In February, 2004 a University going Student namely Mark Zuckerberg along with other Harvard College students/roommates initially launched the Facebook. The main aim of this website is to connect the long distance friend with each other so that communication process become easier and smooth. One can catch up with their friends and by that mean they can all maintain Social get to gather in most possible way. In starting phase of Facebook, the people who attending 13 years of Age only can able to registered themselves on this so called Social Media Platform, but as soon as it becomes popular among the people of 13 to 18 years of age group, their family members, their younger siblings becomes so much attractive to this new Revolutionary Social Connection.
The primary features of Facebook includes, to share Personal Images/Photo/Videos, to give/receive Like by other friend, Comment on the same, Share it with other friends and all. Subsequently other Social media platforms join the race with each other as mentioned above. They all started the rat race to provide best services to their clients and launched many other features on the same. They started providing Free Voice/Video call Services, Location sharing to their users by time being in force in early decade of 2010s. Then enters the big Players like Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn in the market and brings a unpredicted storm in the world of Social Media. At the time, Social Media isn’t remained a Social Media Anymore, it becomes a Medium of Fun, Happiness, and good time. But no one is able to know that one thing is swiftly takes place there in hidden mode, The Greed which leads to Lust, which leads to the Jealousy!!
Justin Rosenstein, Assistant Developer of the Like button of Facebook, opened up in public regarding misgiving of it in late 2019. At the time he told that Social media becomes too addictive that one people can do anything for it. The words aren’t wrong in anyways, if you don’t believe please watch Social Dilemma, at least once, the mirror image of ourselves truly reflecting there. He said in the documentary too that we Human lost control on ourselves, and can breach any limit for that mule. Social Media is just a medium to connect with each other but no one really no ones care about the consequences of it. We never ever try to reveal the dark side of it. It is Harmful but we find Peace there, right?
“Sometimes Dark side isn’t Dark, We just Amended the Dark to Spark!!”
Like, Comment, Share. These are some basic features of any Social Media Platform. Everyone starts giving and receiving lots of likes and comments over pictures/posts of their or of others, at this point of time everything looks good and well planned strategy of different Social Platforms but no one give an attempt to recognize the real shit behind that Like, Unlike game. People becomes Jealous by seeing the less likes on their post compared to the likes received by their friends. They feels tense, unsecured and went into depression by not getting enough likes on their post. They start judging themselves which creates the highest level of soreness into one. The platforms which are created for Fun becomes the Deadly Nun!!
Over the year ago, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook make a statement (Not in Public in Private) that sooner like button will be disappeared from the Facebook, in Instagram subsequently. After one year, i.e. January 2021, Facebook rolls out new designed pages and drops the LIKE button from it. The initial process was start in US, then it will cover all over the world, isn’t it Good? See late is good than Never. No doubt it’s like to bridge a Pool after Rain, but at least from now the like-unlike game will going to stop. On the other side it will definitely adversely impact on Social media Influencer, but for the sake of whole community one can’t simply Grow!!
Look, Like Matters but always in right Manners!! If you wish that, which is almost impossible then No matters Who You Are, chances are more that you’ll be sink if you madly follow something or already became insane. There are certain rules, norms of social media to follow, if you are really using the so called SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM!
- Don’t go crazy after Likes, Comments and Connections. They all are Marketable!
- Don’t believe everything is True if it possess high volume of Likes.
- Likes for Likes then what for Unlike? Is there any option except Leaving?
- Like only what you Like, not what other forces you to Like either Directly of Indirectly.
- Remain Social Media, just a Medium of Fun and Entertainment.
- One Like is enough to ruin your whole Social Status, you made on those platforms.
Solution: So Much talk about the good and bad effects of using the Social Media Platform’s feature but in the end we all are looking for the solution, aren’t we? And any guess what is that Solution? So the solution here is that, Like Button should be there but the No. of likes only visible to the person who post/publish something. By this way the effect of possible Jealousy can be sorted out and influencers too can perform well through organizing in best way.
“LIKE is just a SOCIAL Illusion, Stop it, before it makes Delusion of the LIFE!!”
So that’s all for the day. The motto here is to convey that Like is not Always matter. It is Perishable, don’t make it an argue of your downfall. Share your all thoughts, opinions and suggestions regarding the LIKE in comment section will replied you soon over there. See you all Next Sunday till then Tataa, Bbyee, Shukran, Rab Rakha, Khuda Hafiz!! Stay Home, Stay Safe. Keep Smiling!!
P.S.: What you Choose, LIKE Over LIFE or LIFE over LIKE?
Topic for the Next Sunday: If you are RIGHT then Doesn’t mean Others are WRONG!!
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8 thoughts on “LIKE is the More UNLIKEABLE Now!!”
I agree that it would be better if Likes were seen only by the one who posted. But then I think people will try to measure a content’s value by the number of comments. I also agree that people should Like only if they sincerely like something. As content creators, we shouldn’t feel hurt or offended if we don’t get a “Like” because it could be due to many reasons. Maybe the content or writing is not good, needs editing, or it’s not interesting. Sometimes followers don’t see the posts in real time or they follow/subscribe to sooo many blogs/websites, that they lack the time to read and engage with the post. Thanks for another great post and discussion topic!
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Gee…can I still “like” this post? 🙂
Very true but somehow this like thing becomes like an obsession!!!
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Love the idea, Divyang – have the likes option but only let the person who has posted see the likes. It would really help with unhealthy competition and comparison that makes social media so toxic.
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Excellent advice. We are far too addicted to social media and the ego boost that “likes” give us.
I like this topic. I agree that only the person who posted can see the number of likes so it doesn’t become an obsession that leads to depression for some and also an unhealthy competition for popularity. Also, people need to realize the influence of algorithms on how many people even see a post. That being said, it is important to remember to stay friendly and optimistic on social media and not bring everybody down with super sad or despairing often occurring statements. Someone told me lately to write as if I was talking to a close friend rather than doing a mass post. I’m trying to do that more. Cheers and thank you for your recent reads of my posts too. Lots of love. Have a good night!
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I ready everything and like everything why you may ask? Every blogger should be appreciated for endeavours to create fabulous world information. Complimentary” likes” encourages respect to all. Sharing love ❤️ and topics. Sending Peace and light 😍❣