Facebook to actually bring the dislike button?

16 September 2015

Bitterwallet - Facebook logo Even though people have been going on about it for yonks, it looks like a 'Dislike' button is finally making its way to Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg, the head honcho of the weirdly invasive social network, said in a Q&A session, that his company are indeed working on the Dislike button, and they'll be testing it soon. Previously, they'd not entertained the idea because it was 'too negative'.

Zuckerberg said: "We've finally heard you and we’re working on this and we will deliver something that meets the needs of the larger community."

"People have asked about the “dislike” button for many years, and probably hundreds of people have asked about this, and today is a special day because today is the day that I actually get to say we are working on it, and are very close to shipping a test of it."

Zuckerberg hopes that the use of this button won't be negative, implying that he's hoping it'll be used as a button of empathy, rather than people telling others that they're shit. Of course, the latter is the thing most people will use it for, upvoting and downvoting things, just like Reddit.

He added: "Not every moment is a good moment. If you share something that’s sad like a refugee crisis that touches you or a family member passes away, it may not be comfortable to like that post…I do think it’s important to give people more options than liking it."

Dream on.

TOPICS:   Social Media

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