i dont see favorites or boosts -- im here for "actual" social engagement with real people. mentions are the only thing i get notifications about, so if you think we'd get along, dont just follow me, say hi!
i love having a dialogue; treat me with dignity and ill return the favor. im open to discussions about everything, if you approach them in the right way.
not everything has to be serious.
@scott i still boost and fave other people's posts too :)
im not entirely against these concepts, im particularly against their gamification at least for my own usage; getting little dopamine hits from having other people press a button is not something i personally want from social interactions.
which isn't to say these are bad ideas or cant be desirable for different people/reasons -- amplification and multi purpose "approval" still are useful
but i think mindful usage is important.