Yes, it’s about Twitter faves/likes/hearts. And yes, website design choices do influence user behavior!
I found myself not bookmarking, as I would have done a day earlier, a horrifying image retweeted by journalists depicting men using phones to film a woman being stoned to death for adultery. I did not “like” let alone “love” the image but wanted to note it as important. We must have a system which allows for capturing the significant as well as the appealing.
National Public Radio will serve the individual, it will promote personal growth, it will
regard the individual differences with respect and joy, rather than derision and hate. It
will celebrate the human experience as infinitely varied, rather than vacuous and banal. It
will encourage a sense of active, constructive participation, rather than apathetic
The total service should be trustworthy, enhance intellectual development, expand
knowledge, deepen aural aesthetic enjoyment, increase the pleasure of living in a
pluralistic society, and result in a service to listeners which makes them more responsive,
informed human beings and intelligent, responsible citizens of their communities and the
It would speak with many voices and many dialects. The editorial attitude would be that of inquiry, curiosity, concern for the quality of life, critical problem solving, and life loving.
It’s interesting to know that the term broadcasting has its origins in agriculture, as in “scattering seeds.”