Dear Facebook “Like” Button,
I like you. I overuse you. I “like” a lot of things. If Facebook provided me with the option to “Love” things, perhaps I wouldn’t have the issue that I have. I give out “likes” like I have an unlimited, free supply. People often times are irked by my enthusiasm for “Liking” their things. To them I say, I like you. Don’t be angry. I truly do like you.
I once awoke from a deep slumber to over 52 notifications from a friend with whom I was quarreling. I had to admire her sheer and utter genius as she had single handedly “liked” everything on my Facebook page for the year of 2009. I had to acknowledge this as not only epic, but hilarious because it is exactly the kind of thing I would have done given the right amount of alcohol or necessary amount of boredom.
Oh hello, you complete stranger, mere acquaintance, or fair weather friend, you “Like” my wallpost, do you now? You think I don’t speak fluent Facebook? I know what that translates to in the Facebook realm, I am the queen of passive aggressive Facebook behavior. I could Facebook own your mother.
It is a bit tricky these days to discern the difference between a true Facebook “like” and a bitch slap to the face, but be assured, that thumbs up button can be used for evil just as easily as it can be used to let a friend know that you like the photos of her pet bunny.
I’m not sure how you feel about this, dearest “like” button, do you feel misused? Misrepresented? Do you look down upon those that use you for their sinister revenge plots?
Looking forward to hearing from you,