Probably the single most requested feature in the history of social media is the Facebook dislike button. That alone speaks volumes about the state of social media and the state of humanity in general. People love nothing more than to troll and find something to hate on in anything someone posts. But I digress. It seems Mark Zuckerberg has been kicking around the idea of a Facebook dislike button but it’s unclear if he’s actually going to implement the feature or not. In a recent town hall meeting Zuckerberg had this to say:
“People have asked about the dislike button for many years. Probably hundreds of people have asked about this, and today is a special day because I get to say we are working on it, and are very close to shipping a test of it.”
Sources say that the dislike button may not be an actual dislike button but more of an empathy button. It’s easy to see why Facebook wants to treat this subject with kids gloves and test things before actually deploying something that could very easily affect millions of people. Social media is already filled with trolls and other unsavory characters who rejoice at the suffering of others. Giving them one more tool to accomplish their sick obsession is something to not take lightly.
While there’s good uses for a dislike button, Facebook is weighing the good vs the bad uses. YouTube has a dislike button and it serves a great purpose, allowing users to see the popularity of a video, but we all know what YouTube comments are like as well (enough said).
What do you think of a Facebook dislike button? Do you want it? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.Source: The Inquirer