There’s a guy in India who “likes” everything I Post.
Perhaps he is sincere about it; but I can never tell why he takes the time and effort to do so. And he doesn’t do anything but click “like.”
Perhaps he is too busy to drop me a note telling me what he liked in the Post.
Perhaps this is as much as he cares to do.
The simple task of clicking is not very expressive. Nor helpful. A “like” is lame.
I admit to “liking” some limited items on LinkedIn, but there is a reason when I type a quick comment such as “Hearty congrats” or “What a milestone” or “All best wishes” instead. A brief comment that converts to an electronic high five makes a much stronger connection.
Best of all, an expressive note with warm wishes and hopes that we will see each other again soon is FAR better than a “like” or a one phrase pat on the back. These come from the good folks who take the time to comment and/or share their own thoughts from my material (blog, shared updates, events I publicize, articles I pass along) with their connections.
They get it. They add to the personal learning network we all have with each other.
It’s social media after all. They are sharing the “love.”
Do better than “like.”