Design and UX October 18, 2020

⬆ upvote vs 👍 like?

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What's a better way to engage your audience? Upvote vs like/heart? For simplicity let's assume both are anonymous.
What factors should you take into account when choosing one over the other? Does it even matter really?

Upvote vs like?
  1. ⬆ upvote
  2. 👍 like
Vote
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    ‘Like’ has a social media stigma attached to it. If that doesn’t bother you, go for it.

    ‘Upvotes/Downvotes’ have an IH/Reddit vibe.

    My advice: come up with something new and create your own standard.

    Familiar is good, but it can also breed contempt.

  2. 2

    Another example: Medium uses claps

  3. 1

    I don't think it matters. On mvp.fyi I call it "empathy" and its visualised with a love heart.

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