Friday, September 7, 2018

Arlene Corwin writes

I like Likes But Favor Comments
(an online reaction dedicated to all writers and all readers)

I like likes but favor comments.
Words give rise
To something more complex
And bona fide.
When looking into me, my mind,
I find I’m often lazy, hazy -
In which case I use a Like.

Psyche gets a certain kick
From folk who bother with a Like;
But there’s a deeper need for straight,
Upfront commitment, confirmation;
Validation without ego!  That’s the trick!
Even when a strong critique,
Comments are a consolation:
Comfort and approval.
Views don’t have to love all,
But a comment turns the tide
To luck constructive and instructive
Plucking out the best in you
And licking ego

Like is almost tepid.  Near insipid.  Nod of head.
Words are hot.
And commenting has got
To to be the better choice,                          
Giving voice to entering another’s life;
To taking part in art;
To someone’s heart.

So from heart to you,
Say a word or two.
It will do
In abundance.

Like -- Nitrozac

1 comment:

  1. Facebook was launched on 4 February 2004. Just 5 years later, on 9 February 2009 the site enable its "like" button as one of its social plug-ins, in which the button can be placed on 3rd-party websites. Its use centers around a kind of advertising network in which it gathers information about which users visit which websites. Once clicked by a user, the "liked" content appears in the News Feeds of that user's friends, and the button also displays the number of other users who have liked the content, including a list of those users. The ability to like users' comments was added in June 2010, and the ability to react with a pre-defined emotion (Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, or Angry) was added in May 2012.


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