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  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says 'Dislike' Button Coming Soon


    Social media site Facebook launched 11-years ago and has always had the popular ‘like’ button. Billions of people have requested CEO Mark Zuckerberg to incorporate a ‘dislike’ button for years, but the company rejected the idea year after year. Now 11 years later, our numerous requests have finally been answered, as the CEO announced today during its Q&A session at its headquarters that they are working on a ‘dislike’ button. This way, users can express their sadness and empathy on certain posts.

    Though Zuckerberg announced that the company was working on a dislike button, he never gave a specific time frame and just said it would be coming ‘soon.’ It was noted that the company always knew users wanted the ubiquitous dislike button, but was reluctant to do so because they were afraid people would use it to disrespect or harass others. The way we see it though is if a sad post is being shared, users can acknowledge it without liking the post and instead, disliking the post. According to Zuckerberg,

    Not every moment is a good moment….

    We don't want to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up or down on people's posts. That doesn't seem like the kind of community that we want to create: you don't want to go through the process of sharing some moment that was important to you in your day and have someone downvote it.
    The CEO also noted that this dislike button has been in the works for a while now but is taking longer than expected as it is ‘surprisingly complicated.’

    Source: CNBC
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says 'Dislike' Button Coming Soon started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Good to know that after years of requests to finally do it. How many more years to get him to listen and make "Most Recents" the default instead of "Top Stories"?
    1. Answer1o1's Avatar
      Answer1o1 -
      This would have been cool like 10 years ago. I haven't had FaceBook since 2011
    1. Ambi_Valence's Avatar
      Ambi_Valence -
      I’ve never used facebook but I can just see the uproar now when bullies use it to down vote people.
    1. Zach B.'s Avatar
      Zach B. -
      Leave Facebook the way it is, we don't want to turn it into reddit.
    1. NewD's Avatar
      NewD -
      I think the notion that anybody would understand a thumbs down vote as "empathy" is simply a stupid and silly notion. Thumbs down always means "disagreement/disapproval"… not "empathy with the person's sadness". Is this guy loopy? This is going to so backfire on them.