To Like or Not to Like, That is the Facebook Question

10472388_sMy hand hovered over the Like button with confusion this week when someone posted an obituary. This is known as a Facebook vocabulary challenge.

How do you like something that you do not like or is sad or unsure of the situation, but want to connect with the person?

The reality is that it is OK to click like as it is a “button” and although the text says “like” what it truly indicates is that you are connected to the person and acknowledge the reading of it and the connection to your friend.

In an ideal world perhaps Facebook would give us buttons such as Like, Not Like, Are You Freaking Kidding Me and a Right On button.

Until then, connect with your friends even if it is sharing on happy news and let them know you are there in both the good and challenging times.