I think this is the best argument for having a verb other than “like” being the button of choice for approving of something that someone does on the internet. A couple weeks ago a friend of mine posted a link to an article about how “Approximately 60 to 70 percent of the oil contracts in the futures
markets are now held by speculative entities” and not by companies that actually need oil. Clearly if this is true this is not a good thing (except for the investors) but the funny thing was that people who “liked” the article seemed to come off as approving of this practice of wall street investors doing stuff like this.

I don’t know that a “dislike” button is the solution but I refuse to say something like “Like me on facebook” because it just sounds so ridiculously needy. I think someone must have to have pretty low self esteem if they made a system such that nothing could be disapproved of. Eventually I’m not sure the internet could handle the cataclysmic impact a “dislike” button would create upon the fragile pampered egos of those accustomed to so much approval.

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