If content-curation comes from the users for a consumer-facing site and there's no "down-vote" option, are "likes" better or "votes" better?
Here's my thoughts:
"Like" provides a more friendly and usable experience, people use it more liberally because of the positive connotation. However, they might be more reluctant to "like" something that they don't approve of but want to share.
"Vote up" seems somewhat serious, emotionless seems to be less of a trigger, but also makes it clear that someone doesn't necessarily condone whatever content is being shared. I'm worried using this word might bring less interaction.
I'm squaring off between the two right now, which is better?