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October 14, 2012 / Fantelius

For the Likes of Us

We love likes don’t we.
You like me and I like you. Thanks for your like, here’s a like right back. You show me your likes and I’ll show you mine.

When I went to school we weren’t allowed to write ”like”, not good, bad, right or wrong either. Describe what it is that you like, we were told. Why is something good or bad? What makes it right or wrong? Don’t use lazy words. Engage your reader in an active description.

Those were pre-digital times. We were dealing with drops of information compared to the seas we swim in today. Comments engage us in a discussion with people all over the world. Links wisks us off to new harbors in a click. Tags and categories guide us along trails of discovery.

Humanity is developing a nervous system. We are all being wired to one another. The need is greater than ever to avoid lazy words if we are going to create a world that everyone likes.


(Tomorrow: Blue Mountain)


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  1. margriet reinders / Oct 14 2012 6:20 am

    With the new digital information system, the world is more then ever devided in two, those who have access to information and those who haven’t , for the simple reason that they don’t have access internet.

    • Fantelius / Oct 14 2012 6:32 am

      What is the “liking” internet community saying about this? Not much I’m afraid.

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