"Likes" Feedback and Comments - Important for Both Authors and Site Publishers

Peter B. GiblettStarred Page By Peter B. Giblett, 2nd Sep 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/mq8fr7lr/
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The world of writing has changed so much, in today's world we can all make a contribution, that contribution can start by a simple indication of clicking the "I like it" button that seems to exist on so many sites. In truth saying that you like something is so important in the modern world.

New Social Web

With the advent of the new social web it is becoming increasingly important to indicate whether you like, or conversely dislike something, this is true whether you are writing on your own blog and for a site that publishes articles by any writer that cares to make a contribution on any subject they choose, whether the writer wishes to be paid for their writing or provide information freely it is always good to be liked and appreciated. When they brought out the "Like" button Facebook changed how many people think of the world and the truth is that because of the new social web we do like to be liked, it is important that readers indicate on any site they are using their like and dislikes. Look on most sites today and you see a way to give it a thumbs up, indeed commercially this is how any site owner can understand what is important to its visitors.

How people publish articles has perhaps changed forever, as has the way people receive payment for their efforts, if payment is important to any writer then it is important to link articles to sites that carry advertising in some way, in turn this does allow for site owners to tune what material continues to be offered and the advertising that is placed around it. In total though a writers efforts should contribute to the wealth of knowledge that we have available to all and the number of people searching for things simply keeps on growing.

The Great Debate

From the viewpoint of the reader they do not know whether they are on a site that pays for contributions or not, but most writers do appreciate feedback on the things that readers write, so it is important to tell the site owner when you like a specific article published, from the viewpoint of the author they will always appreciate the feedback, whether or not they are paid for the article. It enables them to tune their future contributions appropriately, perhaps in the form of another article.

When making a new contribution it is true that a writer does not know how their ideas are likely to be received, and this is where comments are vitally important - as wall as assisting they may actually contribute to the 'great debate' that seems to be occurring on the Internet today about any subject you choose.

The Future of Journalism?

Much has been commented about the demise of journalism, yet it is alive in another form, the contribution of the individual impacted by the events, Twitter and other social networks has been the first channel carrying the news for the majority of major events recently, and there is nothing like the story being written by the person most impacted by the events, this trend is likely to continue. yet there is still a difference between the amateur journalist reporting events as they unfold and the reporting of a news program, the latter often offers associated analysis as they are able to distance themselves from the impact. The important trend here is that everyone has the ability to be involved, and they should continue to be involved with things that are important in their lives.

Don't like what is being said by some of the commentator? Then set down your own viewpoint, after all what you have to say is as valid as anyone else's. Wordpress, Blogger, Typepad, and other blog software make it so easy to create your own blog, and most of the time it does not cost to create you own account. Commenting on someone else's article, in combination with your own article on a subject can be such a powerful way to make a contribution (although of course adding a link into a Wikinut comment will not create an active link)

Associated Reading

This article was formerly published on Triond, it has been edited, re-formatted and re-styled for Wikinut. Other former Triond articles include:

The following articles, have each been published by Peter Giblett and may be of some interest to you:

Thinking about making your own personal contribution? You should do something about it now! Your viewpoint is important! The first thing you could do is ADD a comment providing your own thoughts and feedback, which is always appreciated. Sometimes however your thoughts transcend the limits of a simple comment, then you need to make your own contribution of 300 words or more; perhaps penning your own article is more appropriate, well you can make your own views felt.

Join Wikinut today and have some fun telling the world about your views and how the world needs to change.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
2nd Sep 2013 (#)

Excellent piece Peter and thank you for sharing it with us

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
2nd Sep 2013 (#)

Indeed it is a confusing thing to click a like or dislike button sometimes especially when people writer articles that expose something horrific. When I click the "like" button it is not because I like the horrid news, but the way it is presented and value the writer has added to the story.

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author avatar Connie McKinney
2nd Sep 2013 (#)

Good points, Peter. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
2nd Sep 2013 (#)

Are you advocating for "like," "share," or other such buttons to appear here on wikinut? If so, please allow me to second the motion!!

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
3rd Sep 2013 (#)

Phyl, I totally agree that these buttons would be a good idea on Wikinut, but the truth is this article was more focused on general web content.

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author avatar M G Singh
3rd Sep 2013 (#)

You have raised some interesting points.The fact is life is so fast that the number who use such buttons is a small percentage of actual readership. But its a good idea.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
5th Sep 2013 (#)

another interesting piece Peter...thank you...

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author avatar Trillionaire
5th Sep 2013 (#)

Great!

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author avatar Retired
6th Sep 2013 (#)

I agree with mark about clicking the like button ... I like it because of how it is presented not how horrific or good it is. Good points Peter.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
6th Sep 2013 (#)

I still prefer a comment , as to me this connects us to the person who is reading , and gives us a window into their life and thinking . But a Like button is also a good idea ...not so sure about the dislike button though !
Bless you Peter
Stella

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author avatar writestuff
10th Sep 2013 (#)

Thanks for this article. Writers need comments as well as a Like button. Like buttons often time savers if you reading many articles. Unfortunately I do not have time to comment on every article I read. If a like button was installed, writers would know I have read their article on Wikinut.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
10th Sep 2013 (#)

I do not comment on any article I read, unless the article causes me to stop and think and make changes in my life - I do not have time to make comments like "great" or "interesting" which do not add any value to the discussion.

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author avatar Denise Salmon
11th Sep 2013 (#)

interesting post, I like this new way of sharing articles on the internet, I hope it will really work out great

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