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foodieX2 | | Mar 21, 2013 09:26 AM

Can anyone explain the difference? I feel like I am using it wrong. When I read a post that I "like"-whether about a meal, a trip, a recipe or comment I have been using the "recommend" button.

But in thinking about it what am I really recommending? If someone posts about a great score at the grocery what am I recommending? That someone else should go and do the same? Or am I really saying that I "like" the post, that I am happy they scored?

Does it even matter?

1)Put forward (someone or something) with approval as being suitable for a particular purpose or role.
2) Advise or suggest (something) as a course of action.

If its just the post in general I am recommending how is that useful? Does a thread with multiple "recommends" carry more weight for you? Would you be more likely to try a new recipe, go to restaurant, eat a food if the post had no replies but multiple recommends?

For that matter how can you see if a post has received multiple "recommends" after you have read it already it? Do you make a point of expanding all the replies to see if there are new recommends? Do you revisit topics just for that purpose-to see who, if any, recommended it or any of its multiple replies?

Or, are you using recommend to really say that you agree with the post? so instead of posting "+1" or "agree" are you now "recommending"?

How do you feel when someone recommends *your* posts? Good? Indifferent? Liked?