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Facebook Working on "Dislike" Button

     
11:01 am on Sep 16, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Facebook's Mark Zukerberg has confirmed that the company is finally looking at introducing a "dislike" button, for those times when it's a sad message.


7:25 am on Sept 17, 2015 (gmt 0)

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>> for those times when it's a sad message.

ah shame! i thought for a moment it might be so you show your dislike for some of the garbage that people post!
(although i understand his reasons for not wanting that)
8:40 am on Sept 18, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I started to post this earlier, engine, and didn't. Might make me look like an anti-FB troll. :)

I do disagree with this rollout and Zuckerberg is about to get a face plant on this decision. Why? The revolt that will happen when folks discover the Dislike button does not Dislike anything FB (politically or PC wise) agrees with. The real trolls will scream and shout that they want their Dislike to wreak havoc...

Know what? I think he will cave and make that happen, it's called self-destruction. The only value of a vote is user engagement tracking. Has no real value in selecting what is truly useful or what is truly not useful.

And in that NEAR vein... the voting function here at WW is... well, that's being discussed elsewhere (for much the same reasons).

Edit: returned to add that I have never clicked a like button for FB, and do not vote on WW (though I did test it ONCE to see how it worked).

Voting is for elections, not posts or personalities.
11:50 am on Sept 18, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Here's the thing, Facebook has resisted for many reasons, and some of them you indicated, tangor.

I'm sure it'll be watched very closely to ensure it's providing "value" to users, who are asking for it, and FB, which wants the data.

Misuse is always a risk, and that's entirely down to users.