Likes have layers of meanings. They can mean many different things:
- A metric of popularity
- A way to show people that you see them and you care
- A bookmark for yourself
- A channel to show (or hide) your tastes, particularly on platforms like Twitter that sometimes share what others have liked)
With the IndieWeb you’re in control. You can decide what you want likes to be and whether or not you even want them to be on your site at all.