Likes incentive the network to become a hivemind. Reddit anyone?
This is asking for disaster product. When building new applications, you need to think about the app psychologically. How does it affect their behavior, and what is the side effects are. The side effects are usually unknown forces that comes into play, it is something that you cannot predict.
Tumblr, sjw cesspool. Patriarchy is opressing meh. I identify myself… TRIGGERING.
Facebook, selfies with 4chan/reddit memes. Scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll.
Reddit, collective hivemind supressed users by downvoting, and collective upvotes. Cheer chomsky, and chev! Nonsense.
Then it even gets sinister, the TOS on facebook, snapshots, and others are invasion acts, that manipulate you, and it can affect your behavior. The more you are obsessed with it, it can put you in a echo chamber where you only hear news in that circle. It incentive users to be ignorant on outside of their box.
I rather have the network to be bare bones with nothingness but to store, and access.
I am fine with this if it is build as an application.