Facebook Likes are down right now. They’ll come back but it got me thinking about this bloody button.
At this precise moment in time the Facebook like button is not working. It is not counting and buttons are not loading. I have checked other sites and they have the same problem. It is, therefore, a problem at Facebook.
It got me thinking. What would happen is we no longer had the pain-in-the-neck FB Like Button. For some, the world would come to an end. For others it would be unalloyed joy. There was a time when we didn’t have it. It wasn’t even in a glimmer of a dream in anyone’s brain.
I wonder who invented it. He/she poisoned the planet as far as I am concerned. The FB Like Button has been chased by countless website owners as some sort of holy grail of success. It ain’t.
Some websites are dependent on it. A lot of people use Facebook to host their website and they chase ‘Likes’ as hard as they have chased anything in their lives. Can you imagine how miserable a person must become if they are obsessing about FB Likes. Are they living in a real, sane world or a kind of parallel universe?
You know you can buy FB Likes. They are quite cheap. You can get 100,000 American Likes for about $1,500. Something like that. It depends if they are buying Asian Likes or American Likes. Guess which are the more expensive? For some, it is money well spent. Are they real Likes? No, of course not. They are a veneer. An image of success like nice clothes or a Mercedes.
FB Likes are not necessarily a sign of success. Can you imagine a world where Facebook goes into meltdown. No more FB Likes. No more FB. It would only take some smart Muslim jihadists to blow up some key FB servers and bingo..the lights (er…the Likes, I mean) go out.
Facebook does represent the West and Muslim extremist dislike the culture of the West. They should dislike Facebook but they probably depend on it too much to dislike it!
Of course there are some good aspects to Facebook Likes. A person can make a comment with one click of a button. She can say she agrees with something by clicking a Like Button. However, it is such a cheap (by which I mean easy) way of expressing an opinion that it has almost no value which is why they can be purchased so cheaply.
FB Likes have lost almost all their value. They can become an irritant. People should not depend on them or obsess about them.