So do you “dislike” or “like” this news?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed during the company’s Q&A session on Tuesday that the social media network is in the process of rolling out a “Dislike” button after countless requests from very lame users with no lives:
“I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years,” Zuckerberg, 31, said at the company’s headquarters. “Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it.”
However, Zuckerberg noted that the network didn’t want to model itself after Reddit, which allows users to vote stories up or down based on content.
“That isn’t what we’re here to build in the world,” the CEO told reporters. He said the use of a “dislike” button would be for sad posts — deaths, crises, and other negative everyday life situations faced by its users. The expectant dad surprised many fans after he opened up recently about his wife Priscilla Chan’s fertility struggles in their pregnancy announcement. “What they really want is the ability to express empathy,” Zuckerberg said Tuesday of creating the functionality. “Not every moment is a good moment.”
He also shared that it’s been in the development stages for some time; the company previously decided against building the button because it didn’t want to be super negative.
“It’s surprisingly complicated to make an interaction that will be simple,” he revealed of the process.
(Via Us Weekly)
Yes, yes it is Mark Zuckerberg.
What do you think about the news of a “dislike” button? Do you like? OR DISLIKE?!