Sure, RasterWeb! has been around since 1997, but you’ve never really had the opportunity to ‘Like’ a post, well except for passing on a link, or blogging about it, or socially bookmarking it, or, whatever…
But here at RasterWeb! World HQ we see the value in ‘Liking’ something. Sometimes you like something but you don’t feel like leaving a comment. Even if it’s a one word comment like ‘Cool!’ or something. It just seems like too much work!
So now, thanks to the i like this plugin for WordPress, you can simply click the little plus sign to let people know you like a post here. That’s it.
But wait, why didn’t I use the Facebook ‘Like’ button? Because the only reason to do that is to more widely spread the ‘Like’ info into the Facebook universe, and while we haven’t quit Facebook (but salute those of you who have) we decided that there’s more value in making the ‘Like’ function exist completely outside the walled garden of Facebook. Yes, the web exists as a great interconnected network, and can go on existing without a central controlling point. In face, we’ll all be better off if that is the case. Of this I am sure.
So with that said, if you like this post, use that new ‘Like’ feature!