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Do you love the Sweeble scalable like?

Have you ever found yourself wishing your favourite social media networks had a LOVE button? Have you ever thought it would be fun to show exactly HOW MUCH you like a post? Lots of us have been there! And now the folks that brought you Bubblews have launched their new photosharing mobile app, called Sweeble. Its claim to fame is the very first scalable like feature. It allows users to show how much they like something, by deciding how long to hold the LIKE button down. The person that posted the content can then see how many seconds of likes it has earned. What do you think? Is this innovation a useful thing? Can you see yourself holding that button down for a long time, in order to show remarkable happiness with the content? | | | | | | | |

I cannot really see the point to a scalable like. If I have more to say, I can just use my words.

10 votes / 62% 10 votes / 62 %

I probably would use it, but just once in a blue moon. Most posts will get a quick click.

2 votes / 12% 2 votes / 12 %

I love the idea I want to see how long I can hold the button. Maybe I can break a record

1 votes / 6% 1 votes / 6 %

Other please comment below

3 votes / 18% 3 votes / 18 %
This poll has received 16 vote(s) so far.

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Comments

SoundNFury wrote on June 13, 2015, 9:57 PM

Honestly I don't see much point to it. I would simply use words to express it, if something is that special to me. I can't see myself holding a button down for several seconds.

CoralLevang wrote on June 13, 2015, 10:12 PM

If I had this type of function for a program/app, it would not be something I would care much about.

That being said, I cannot say that I would ever be associated with Sweebleapp, because of the owner/CEO and others associated with it, as they also own Bubblews and I cannot support people who have shown a lack of ethics and such dishonesty in dealing with the other business. Just as the BBB downgraded them, I hope that the investors/users of this new app are not fooled as those who built the other site were, only to be faced with the loss of funds, and trust in its leadership.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 13, 2015, 10:53 PM

There's a bit of a time lag with votes. Don't worry, I'm sure your vote counted!

Ruby3881 wrote on June 13, 2015, 11:07 PM

It seems a bit awkward, don't you think?

Ruby3881 wrote on June 13, 2015, 11:34 PM

I hear you, Coral! A leopard doesn't change its spots, so users and investors in Sweeble ought to be aware of Bubblews before they take the plunge.

morilla wrote on June 14, 2015, 1:31 AM

I don't have a mobile device, so I won't be using the app and given the 'controversy' surrounding its 'origins,' I'm not sure I would if I could. With that said, from what you're indicating, it's not all THAT 'innovative;' i.e., it's more of a variation on a graduated scale. Such scales have been around a 'long' time; e.g., somewhat like, like, very likable, most liked, etc. In that context, it is nice to be able to 'graduate' your feedback to the content provider.

CoralLevang wrote on June 14, 2015, 3:54 AM

Might I also add that I have an "old" (3 yrs) Samsung Galaxy S2 which doesn't allow me to download all those apps. LOL

MegL wrote on June 14, 2015, 4:54 AM

This is not a new idea but I think holding down the button is a new way of showing this. The like button I have heard of also has a "dislike" section, but holding down a button won't allow a dislike view.

BarbRad wrote on June 14, 2015, 5:25 AM

I wouldn't get near this app even if I had a smart phone, which I don't. Once trust is broken, I just don't play anymore.

MelissaE wrote on June 14, 2015, 7:01 AM

Like the poll says, I might use it every once in a blue moon. This seems like something that young people would like since they are so dramatic anyway.

valmnz wrote on June 14, 2015, 3:39 PM

Sorry, words are failing me right now, can I say no comment? By the way, I voted the first option.

Gina145 wrote on June 14, 2015, 7:07 PM

As far as I'm concerned, a like is a like and I'd rather have likes from 10 different people than one person liking it 10 times as much. Of course it's not relevant to me as I'm not planning to join Sweeble anyway.

agvulpes wrote on June 15, 2015, 12:18 AM

Now here is a thought : If they are so clever doing this on their Sweeble site I wonder why they did not do it on the B site!
Nooo... not for this little silver fox!

Nar2Reviews wrote on June 15, 2015, 7:20 AM

I think this is Bubblews' last ditch attempt to salvage any loss of earnings and profit from the last site. I note that my posts are still there and they are fraudlently collecting whatever profit the post reads make. BBB have washed their hands off the company and now they have advised me to seek a small claims court.

k_mccormick2 wrote on June 15, 2015, 8:03 PM

I think if I wanted to say more about something I would just use my words (or in this case my keyboard.) This sounds like a pointless thing to me.

LadyDuck wrote on June 16, 2015, 3:15 AM

I do not see people taking the time to press the button for more seconds to "like more". I remember an old star system, the more the stars, the bigger the appreciation. Old systems are the best.