From an argument against attaching Like, Retweet, and +1 buttons to online content:
In a medium full of advertisement and self-promotion, every unnecessary pixel of noise and “click-me!”-begging should be avoided if it can be.Note the deft hyphenation: “‘click-me!’-begging.” I like that. But I have never liked buttons and have never added them to Orange Crate Art posts. To my eyes, buttons are a distraction. Rather than click, I prefer to leave comments, send links to relevant family members, friends, and associates, and write about items of interest here. As I just have.
Oliver Reichenstein, Sweep the Sleaze (iA, via Daring Fireball)
[Yes, the post title is an unnecessary Gertrude Stein pun.]