Even before Facebook allowed you to “like” someone’s post, comment, wit, photo, snarkiness, etc, I belonged to an online community that allowed you to rate other users’ comments as to whether they were funny or not. The entire community ran on this “currency” of ratings. We happily “clicked” each other and it became almost like muscle memory. “Hey, I either like that comment or think it’s funny in some way!” CLICK
When Facebook came along, I was completely ready for “like”. It was already second-nature. Same concept, different name. CLICK
With Google+, I’ve got “+1”. Once again, second-nature to show quick appreciation for anything. CLICK
But when reading other blogs, or even email, I feel compelled to click other people’s comments…AND I CAN’T. It feels like I’m being restrained. I WANT TO CLEEEK IT! Screw meaningful comments of appreciation with depth and substance! Give me a button, dammit!