Personally I think the Like button is a great addition.. It's like the who want's to be a millionare "ask the audience" function.. You can skim though a post where someone has posed a tricky question and quickly see, from qty of likes, the most likely answer to the question..
Unfortunately, Ego doesn't see it that way.. Ego sometimes see's the accumulation of likes as a contest. Or as collecting UM brownie points ..
Up-to-date MOST LIKED LIST..
The first thing Ego does when confronted with a 'most liked' list such as this is find out where it is on this list..
If we are high on the list, Wooo Whoo!
If we're low, Doh!
Either way, Ego found it very interesting.. (I skimmed through this thread) and i reckon more than 50% of the postings have been about the like button or justifying it and their qty of likes since the list appeared.. .. If I get the time I'll get some more accurate info on this.. ..
Edited by Professor T, 27 January 2013 - 09:09 PM.