Facebook Dislike Button Might be a Possibility

Most people who are using Facebook are probably annoyed that they are able to only use the “Like” button. They say that if they don’t like a Facebook status or any other posting, they should be able to press the “Dislike” button. It seems legit that you can express your feelings if you like or don’t like what are you seeing on your news feed.

Mark Zuckerberg declared that his company is “thinking” about this new idea and probably they will add the “Dislike” button for a more varied response. This Thursday the Facebook creator has participated at a “question-and-answer session” held at the company’s headquarters. During an hour-long discussion, Zuckerberg has been asked several questions. A law student, named U.C. Davis asked him if they will ever add a “Dislike” button on Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of the largest social network, answered him “We’re thinking about it. It’s an interesting question.”

After this answer, the chief executive started to discuss the pros and cons about this interesting new button. “Some people have asked for a ‘Dislike’ button because they want to be able to say ‘That thing isn’t good’. And that’s not something that we think is good for the world. So we’re not going to build that. I don’t think there needs to be a voting mechanism about whether posts are good or bad. I don’t think that’s socially very valuable or good for the community to help people share the important moments in their lives”.

Mark Zuckerberg also says that people think that adding the “Dislike” button is a fix for the social network. There are a lot of sentiments that users want to express on the network and if they are positive feelings, there is always the “Like” button. If you don’t like something, you can always write a comment or add an emoticon. The huge social company added emoticons to messages and posts two years ago. 

Beside the “Dislike” button problem, another user said that the social network rhymes with a huge waste of time and is hurting productivity.  Zuckerberg said that Facebook helps people have fun and spend time with family and people until they finish work. “For me, the relationships that I have, the friends, the family, that’s the part of my life that matters,” Zuckerberg concluded.

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