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Facebook to finally get alternative to 'Like' button

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Sep 2015 11:56 User comments (5)

Facebook to finally get alternative to 'Like' button Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that the social media giant will be getting an alternative to the long-standing 'Like' button in the near future, although it won't necessarily be a 'Dislike' button that users have been asking for for a decade.
"I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Probably hundreds of people have asked about this," Zuckerberg said. "Today is a special today because today is the day where I actually get to say we are working on it and are very close to shipping a test of it."

Due to the possible abuse that can occur with a dislike button, Zuckerberg was quick to note that the new button will allow users to 'express empathy.'

"Not every moment is a good moment and if you are sharing something that is sad, like the refugee crisis that touches you, or a family member passed away, it may not feel comfortable to like that post," he added. "But your friends and people want to be able to express that they understand and that they relate to you. So I do think it's important to give people more options than just like as a quick way to emote and share what they are feeling on a post."

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116.9.2015 13:41

I'm so amazed this ugly dorky P.O.S. prick is reveled by so many. FB is an incoherent mess of redirects, other pages and unrelated/unimportant information.

Yes, it's great for connecting with people from your past and great for those that want to connect with others without having to face them but FB is lame. This guy stumbled on an idea that MIND YOU, was already done with Classmates.com (for the most part) and made it free then added crap games, apps, etc (the free part is what drew people to it) and everybody makes him out to be an F'ing savior and brilliant genius. He's done NOTHING noteworthy other than bring about Facebook.......which sucks as is.

Zuckerberg really is a douche.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Sep 2015 @ 13:42

216.9.2015 15:15

Originally posted by hearme0:
I'm so amazed this ugly dorky P.O.S. prick is reveled by so many. FB is an incoherent mess of redirects, other pages and unrelated/unimportant information.

Yes, it's great for connecting with people from your past and great for those that want to connect with others without having to face them but FB is lame. This guy stumbled on an idea that MIND YOU, was already done with Classmates.com (for the most part) and made it free then added crap games, apps, etc (the free part is what drew people to it) and everybody makes him out to be an F'ing savior and brilliant genius. He's done NOTHING noteworthy other than bring about Facebook.......which sucks as is.

Zuckerberg really is a douche.
I Hate Him !

316.9.2015 15:16

Originally posted by ronhondo:
Originally posted by hearme0:
I'm so amazed this ugly dorky P.O.S. prick is reveled by so many. FB is an incoherent mess of redirects, other pages and unrelated/unimportant information.

Yes, it's great for connecting with people from your past and great for those that want to connect with others without having to face them but FB is lame. This guy stumbled on an idea that MIND YOU, was already done with Classmates.com (for the most part) and made it free then added crap games, apps, etc (the free part is what drew people to it) and everybody makes him out to be an F'ing savior and brilliant genius. He's done NOTHING noteworthy other than bring about Facebook.......which sucks as is.

Zuckerberg really is a douche.
I Hate Him !

416.9.2015 22:05

Well I am just glad he is not giving a dislike button! Can you imagine the abuse that would ensue if that was put on facebook?

The arguments would never end because everytime someone posting something someone did not like.....the dislike button would be used...over and over again. It would make arguments last way longer than they do now........some ideas, no matter HOW good people think it is....should not be implimented!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Sep 2015 @ 22:07

53.10.2015 1:27

Originally posted by hearme0:
I'm so amazed this ugly dorky P.O.S. prick is reveled by so many. FB is an incoherent mess of redirects, other pages and unrelated/unimportant information.

Yes, it's great for connecting with people from your past and great for those that want to connect with others without having to face them but FB is lame. This guy stumbled on an idea that MIND YOU, was already done with Classmates.com (for the most part) and made it free then added crap games, apps, etc (the free part is what drew people to it) and everybody makes him out to be an F'ing savior and brilliant genius. He's done NOTHING noteworthy other than bring about Facebook.......which sucks as is.

Zuckerberg really is a douche.
For the most, I agree with you about the Facebook, and its creator, however...

I just checked the Classmates.com, and it appears to be only for the US audience. I'm Canadian. Does that mean I cannot use Classmates? Appears so. And, sorry to say this but it also looks quite lame, at least the main page of it. Also, at the bottom, there also are "redirects" (granted, not as many as on FB but still) to FB, Pinterest and Twitter.

Now, from your posts, I've noticed you really, REALLY despise Facebook and Zuckerberg. So, here's a novel idea:
give him a run for his money, and do come up with something better than Facebook. I would be very happy to test drive it :)

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