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‘like’. what does it mean? when people hit ‘like’ beneath at post or comment, what do they mean?

do they LIKE the contents of the post? or do they like me? are they simply telling the me that they read the post? are they saying they agree with the contents or me? or are they hitting ‘like’ because i‘liked’ one of their posts?

if they ‘like’, then why not comment, and say so out loud and clear? it seems facebook is a community that communicates through ‘likes’ – yet does anyone really know what ‘like’ means? if no one knows what ‘like’ really means, how is that any true communication? what are we really saying to each other?

the social conventions of the internet, and of facebook is confusing. and lonely.

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