How The Like Button Ruined The Internet

“Once other people start telling you what they like via Like buttons, you inevitably start hewing to their idea of what’s good. The stuff you publish will start looking a lot like the stuff that everybody else publishes, because everybody sort of likes the same thing and everybody is fishing for Likes.”

A lot of people are trying to figure out how the internet lost its way these days and this Atlantic article offers up a compelling take on the matter.

It suggests the Like button ruined the internet because it’s a form of engagement that actually makes the internet a less engaging place.

I completely agree, which is a weird stance for me to take considering I also believe you should Like more things.