Dorothy Ramienski Amatucci
I’m with Shannon. I use the “like” button on Facebook when I agree with something (or — har, har — actually like it) but don’t really have anything else to add. I do, however, disagree with those who say the “like” button is not a form of endorsement. In my opinion, it is. If you like something in real life, you support it. Same thing on Facebook.
I don’t generally “favorite” things on Twitter, but I do RT. RT’s, to me, are not endorsements because you are just passing along info. I would agree that a “favorite” serves as an endorsement, much as a “like” does. The very nature of those two words implies positive association with what is being presented.
All in all, I think the language of social media would make an excellent sociological study … if it hasn’t already!