reactions refer to the subset of responses/interactions with a post that are quicker, more impulsive, but still a conscious act, typically a simple UI gesture without writing any content, such as likes (reacji), reposts, bookmarks, or perhaps multiple simple UI gestures, such as selection a text range and posting a quotation of part of a post, or picking a person from a list to post an invitation as a response to seeing an event.
Chat tools that support emoji reactions to messages:
- Slack - has had custom emoji support at least since 2015, but could they be added as metadata or just typed in messages?
- Discord - Nitro required to add emojis from other servers
- reposts (as "Share")
- simple bookmarks (as "Save post" or "Save link")
- expanded like reacji: 👍❤️😆😮😢😠 (more: reacji#Facebook)
Facebook also refers to their reacji as "reactions":
- GitHub: Allows selecting from about 7 different emoji, much like Facebook, and adding to issue and discussion comments
- GitLab: Allows selecting any emoji
On The Tapestries, reactions include Like, Agree, Disagree, and various emoticons and emoji like <3 and :zap:
Streaming platforms including Twitch and Facebook have emojis that can be added for subscribers
- Nick Doty asks "is a citation a reaction"?
- Tantek Çelik IMO no, since a citation usually implies considered inclusion and reference to support a specific point being made, rather than being impulsive.
- Criticism, thread: https://twitter.com/extraface/status/1268141616717537280
- "I’ve been studying nonreactivity in buddhism. It’s one of the tactics of the path and also a goal. Today I noticed that Twitter and Facebook are built around literally giving a voice to your reactivity. Blogs were too, but they weren’t as effective." @extraface June 3, 2020