The term ‘precious’ originally referred to something very rare, precious, and expensive, but in the online context, it is often used to represent the relationships and status between a specific group.
In certain online communities, users of different levels are often referred to as’ precious things’, with some of them being the most expensive and important. These “precious items” not only have advanced social status, but also often enjoy one or more special benefits.
The title of ‘precious item’ is often a way to reward those who are popular in the social circle in form. Their status in the community determines their “aristocratic” status and also affects the special treatment they enjoy and the respect of the masses.
However, ‘precious items’ generally only exist in small social circles divided by different themes, and are less common in broader and diverse online environments. In ordinary social circles, image shaping and influencing factors are more diverse, not only representing actual social status, but also influenced by their behavior, speech, and sharing status on social networks.
In short, as a term limited to the online social circle, the authority and compliance of the term ‘precious thing’ are not extensive, and its meaning should focus on its social status and respect in a specific context.