👓 Saturday, November 17, 2018 | Scripting News

Read Saturday, November 17, 2018 by Dave Winer (Scripting News)
So what does a Like mean here on Scripting News? It's a way to tell me that you saw what I wrote and found it likeable. It doesn't mean you necessarily agree. You're also registering your presence to other people who read this blog. Maybe it's more like a ping? Hmmm. I know the Like icon doesn't show up in your feed reader (maybe that can change) but it may be worth a trip to my blog if you want to say hi to me and others who read this blog. That's what it means. #  

An interesting method for adding “likes” to one’s site, though I suspect that it’s entirely dependent on Twitter’s API but really only uses Twitter identity. I wonder what happens to the data if Twitter were to disappear? Is he just saving Twitter usernames?

The UI isn’t completely transparent. Am I liking something that was syndicated to Twitter from Dave’s site and also thereby indicating a like for something that exists on Twitter? Or is it just using my Twitter identity and username and saving it on that particular permalink without creating a like on my actual Twitter account that’s related to something in Dave’s account? Based on some Twitter searches, I’m guessing it’s the latter.

This is also somewhat reminiscent of my experiment last year: Adding Simple Twitter Response Buttons to WordPress Posts, though my version allowed people to retweet and reply and kept copies of the data on both my site as well as on Twitter.

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Replied to a tweet by Kevin Hodgson (Twitter)

The words “digital exhaust” also come to mind…

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👓 Twitter to remove ‘like’ tool in a bid to improve the quality of debate | Telegraph

Read Twitter to remove 'like' tool in a bid to improve the quality of debate (The Telegraph)
Twitter is planning to remove the ability to "like" tweets in a radical move that aims to improve the quality of debate on the social network.
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Improve comments admin UI to filter out likes and Swarm replies

Logged an itch Improve comments admin UI to filter out likes and Swarm replies

I’d been considering figuring this out before given the high incidence of likes on my posts, particularly from POSSE copies, but now that I’ve fixed checkins on my site, Swarm is also sending a lot of small replies, which while nice, are adding a lot of noise to my comments dashboard.

Perhaps I can figure out a way to use query parameters to filter out some of the like webmentions and replies from Swarm so that I’m not really building anything new?

Sometimes you make a major step forward and it creates new UI problems. We’ll get there eventually.