“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.