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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Facebook Doesn’t Love The Idea Of A ‘Dislike’ Button

San Francisco (AFP) - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg wants people to be able to quickly express broader ranges of feelings at the leading online social network, but a "dislike" button doesn't make the cut.

During a question-and-answer session with an audience at the Facebook headquarters in Northern California, available online Friday, Zuckerberg gave a thumbs-down to the idea of a button to register disdain for posts at the social network.

"That's not something that we think is good for the world," Zuckerberg said, expressing concern that "like" and "dislike" buttons could turn into a voting system to judge posts.

"The thing that I think is very valuable is that there are more sentiments that people want to express."



Anonymous said...

Sooooo, a "HATE"n button is out?

Anonymous said...

I 'dislike' his answer and attitude.

'Likes' are signs of approval; 'dislikes' are disenfranchised because the absence of a parallel handy way of showing opinion skews the posting.

Rethink, please.