In an announcement yesterday, Glass have added an appreciation option for photos. Initially I was against this and worried that it might be the start of a path to adding like counts and for me at least it’s one of the reasons I moved away from other social services and don’t check notifications on Twitter. In more of a look into it and reading more comments on it from friends I’m leaning towards being ok with it.
It’s effectively a quick way to show you like an image rather than typing a comment like “nice photo”.
It’s not public, it just shows in your notifications.
I think as long as it’s treated like a quick comment and not a popularity contest we’ll be ok. Let’s see where Glass take it next but I’ll be keeping a close eye on it’s next step.