Short, concise description of the idea
To bring more interaction and community participation to LJ, I would love to see a small line of clickable ajax buttons across the bottom of each post: like, dislike, agree, etc.
Full description of the idea
The targeted social networking site Ravelry has done Facebook one better -- across the bottom of each of its forum posts, there is a small, unobtrusive light-grey line of ajax buttons: Educational | Interesting | Funny | Love (and more). Readers can quickly click before coming back later for a longer-form written comment.
I propose having an opt-in system of placing a similar line of ajax links across the bottom of Livejournal entries, so that readers can participate and respond in an easier, low-commitment way.
- Reader response encourages Livejournal participation.
- Unobtrusive way of breathing more life into the community aspect of LJ.
- Adds a fun dimension by being able to see how many people have clicked the various buttons after reading a post.
- Could be completely optional, by user or by post.
- Brings the "drive-by" convenience aspect of Facebook into our LJ community.
- Is the idea of a "like" button trademarked?
- Does LJ prefer to mandate long-form commenting, rather than quick participation?