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 Digital gestures performed by user-interfaces operating on smartphones, tablets,  and other hand-held devices and computers may be identified and confirmed for proximity and a relative degree of  relevancy.  The measurement and inclusion of proximity and/or geo-location,  may be used along with physical proximity variables (i.e., Boolean, Scalar and/or Vector) which are calculated/derived or authenticated by NFC, BLE, Zigbee, GPS, AGPS or any known protocols or configurations.  Validation of proximity of a user device can be used to gain the lost value of social media based gestures and messages. For example, if a person "Likes" another person by a "Tap" of  NFC enabled phones then this "Face- to-Face", "Like" should be regarded as more valuable gesture than the "in-absentia Like" gesture performed by a click of a mouse.  Similarly, a person can be followed on TWITTER or added to GOOGLE circles, by tapping NFC enabled phones.     Proximity technologies could be rated/weighted on the basis of a "Probability of Encounter".  The tap used via an NFC device should be considered as sure evidence of an actual physical face-to-face encounter.  Also, BLUETOOH low-energy (BLE) may be considered "immediate", and should be considered as a 90 percent probability of an actual encounter or above.  Bigger distances, although still in BLE or Zigbee range, may mean less likelihood of an encounter and thus a "Like" in this level of proximity should have a weight calculated from signal  strength.