Likes and Recommendations
On every site page and every post on Pine.blog there's either a or a button. These buttons allow you to recommend a site to other users and to like the post.
Pine.blog always keeps information about who recommended a site or liked a post private, unless you expressly confirm that you'd like Pine.blog make it public. By default, Pine.blog only shows the number of people who've recommended a site, not who they are, and the same goes for likes.
When you recommend a site, you're letting Pine.blog know that you think the site is useful, funny, or otherwise should be shown to more users. Pine.blog records your recommendation and uses it when ordering search results and when showing the featured categories. In both cases, the number of recommendations a site has, affects how high up the site appears in the results.
At any time you can take back your recommendation for a site by going to the site's page on Pine.blog and clicking "Un-Recommendation"
You can see how many people have recommended a given site from the site's page on Pine.blog, right above the button bar.
When you like a post, you're essentially bookmarking that post for later. You can see all of the posts you've liked from the "Likes" page on Pine.blog or in the app. Currently, these likes aren't used for anything else. They're a way for you to track posts you've found interesting so you can find them later.
In the future, Pine.blog will have the option to send a notification to the person who's post you liked, so that they'll know you like their post (if their site supports this). Don't worry though, you'll be able to adjust this setting from your profile when it does come out.