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Facebook is finally making a 'Dislike' button

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Alfa1, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    After years of refusing to build one, the social network is finally going to give us a way to express something other than a “Like.”

    Brace yourselves: the Facebook “Dislike” button is coming.

    Despite previously saying the social network wasn’t planning to build a “dislike” button, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed during a Tuesday Q&A session that his company has indeed been working on one.

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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Dislike != empathy
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  3. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I think all the newspapers latched on to the word dislike, but if you actually listen to what Mark said, he explains that disliking isn't quite where he wants to go but wants something that's more empathic with people showing sympathy as opposed to disliking.
  4. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    While the term 'dislike' is the opposite of 'like' it doesn't suit the purpose. It's useful to mark a message as something other than liking. For example not agreeing or feeling empathy when something bad has happened.
  5. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Dislike does not indicate sympathy in any way, shape or form.
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  6. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's why it's likely that other button(s) will come.
  7. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Hope they get a "You're a REAL dumbass" one.
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  8. Nicky Vermeersch

    Nicky Vermeersch Active Member

    You mean you're? :p
  9. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Think that's what I said (just hadn't entered the corrected post - Destiny The Taken King got interesting in battle). ;)
  10. MQK8

    MQK8 Active Member

  11. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I can just see it now.

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  12. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    I don't really use Facebook but...

    and also...
    Dislike != disagree
    like != agree

    This is a good thing for FB users (because they have been wanting options other than like for a while now) as well as Facebook as a business.

    Adults disagree...in a world where we hope people strive to be more mature or at least genuine in conversation and interactions in general, we can all handle a bit of constructive opposition and it's nice to see that an implementation may not be as polarized as like or dislike which could also fix the awkward I have nothing nice to say so 'like to acknowledge' (such as when someone reports a passing friend) so this is a good thing for a large group of (mature) FB users.

    In a business sense for Facebook it should just be obvious that it offers them more points of convergence to zero in on what is a good ad to show a particular visitor. (simple example: you like a post about a major appliance , then 'dislike' a bunch of stuff to do with usage of natural gas/oil, so if it was up to me I would show you ads displaying electric ranges only...not really but you can kinda follow).

    Either way, it will be interesting to see how they handle the trollery that is going to come with adding this to the formula. I don't know anyone IRL who I want to get in touch with and don't know their phone number however so I will just let all of you facebookers keep us informed on how it works out for you.
  13. feldon30

    feldon30 Well-Known Member

    Dislike button on Facebook? Excellent.

    Now if we can just get Twitter to increase the character limit from 140 to 255 and/or stop counting URLs, images, and @mentions towards the limit, I can stop committing heinous grammar crimes. Oh wait...

    If Reddit updates their website to not look like a relic of 1997, I'll know to look for the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
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  14. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

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  15. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    That 'angry' button is surely a way to voice dislike or negativity.
  16. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    ha, nice! Luke was way ahead of the game on that one. Good shout!

    I guess now it needs to get absorbed into the core :whistle:
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  17. rafass

    rafass Well-Known Member

    Dear Facesucks, show us the way that leads to your success.

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