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Beyond Facebook’s “like” or Google’s “plus1” buttons

Posted in Web2.0 Productivity with tags , , , , , , , on July 27, 2011 by Lance Strzok

There is some value in a like or plus1 button, it is easy and quick to indicate to others that you somehow agreed with the content, but it would certainly have more value to others, yourself, and potentially both Facebook and Google if you could have a pop up when you hover over the button, and select from a list of options what it is about the object that you want to categorize it with. Furthermore, if you hovered over one of the menu items, a final menu could come up with something similar to a Likert scale of 1-5 after each item (ie Agree 1=slightly agree, 3=agree, 5=definitely agree) & so on. (Thx Che)

Some ideas on the categories behind the “like or plus1” could be:

Agree

Disagree

Funny

Personal

Useful

Breaking

Spam

Check Facts (Thx Che)

Biased (Thx Che)

Having this option would help in categorizing content, and help others to understand why you hit the button in the first place. Although as (Jack) points out, not all things will warrant a comment, but it would be nice to be able to do so if you were so compelled.

Apparently Slashdot has done something similar to this, and it appears to have worked very well for them. (Thx Robert R.)

With that being said, what would you want to see as options to tag it with, and would you take that moment to do so?

Cheers!

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