Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Facebook "Dislike" Button: Coming Soon?

Mark Zuckerberg might want to invest in a Steve Jobs-esque black turtleneck, because the dude has been absolutely crushing it with the big announcements lately.

Last month, Zuckerberg revealed that he"s expecting his first child in the kind of intimate, confessional press release (via Facebook, of course) that we don"t generally associate with CEOs.

Today, the Zuckster hosted his annual "town hall" meeting at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, CA, and announced that he"s finally giving the people what they want - a quick to tell their friend that their latest status update totally sucks.

Mark Zuckerberg Photograph

Okay, so Facebook won"t be offering the much-demanded thumbs-down "dislike" option as an alternative to its iconic "like" button, but it will soon be providing users with a different way to respond to status updates, so that you can acknowledge a post without giving it a full-blown thumbs up.

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"It"s important to give people more options than just "like" to help express empathy and sympathy," Zuckerberg said today. "Not every moment is a good moment."

Reps for Facebook declined to go into further detail, but did claim that Zuckerberg stands by statements he made in December in response to the overwhelming demand for a "dislike" button:

"Some people have asked for a dislike button because they want to say, "That thing isn"t good,"" Zuckerberg said at the time. "And that’s not something that we think is good for the world. So we’re not going to build that."

The important takeaways here are that:

  1. We probably won"t be getting a "dislike" button, but we will get something we can click that makes a statement along the lines of "that sucks." 

  2. The dude who"s been a billionaire since college is somehow aware that "not every moment is a good moment." Maybe someone finally made him watch The Social Network.

Source: thehollywoodgossip.com

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