If you’re a regular on FaceBook you must’ve thought about a ‘dislike’ button and its benefits. After all these years Mark Zuckerberg has finally decided to incorporate it with FaceBook but certainly not like what you are thinking. This button will not work as a medium for downvoting (like Reddit) but express additional emotions except positive ones through like button. Mr. Zuckerberg made this announcement at FaceBook’s Californian headquarter on Sep., 15th -2015.
When incorporated, this ‘dislike’ button will dramatically shift the company plans for posts. Its functionality would be mainly restricted to some 1 click response which is considered inappropriate for a click on the ‘like’ button. It’s obvious that all FaceBook fans are looking forward to it with bated breath. No more would you be expected to click on a ‘like’ button to show your emotions towards a disastrous event- a reason to give out a sigh of relief for many.
In his own words, ‘People have asked about the ‘dislike’ button for many years, and probably hundreds of people have asked about this, and today is a special day because today is the day that I actually get to say we are working on it, and are very close to shipping a test of it,’ Zuckerberg said. He doesn’t want to repeat the messy things like that of Reddit such as it’s poor user communication system or losing on the supporters of free speech. For this reason there shouldn’t be any ‘upvoting’ or ‘downvoting’ clause associated with ‘like’ and ‘dislike’ buttons of FaceBook.
Although it’s pretty early to decide upon it’s fate but the ‘dislike’ button is going to play immensely interesting role in the world of FaceBook. Social-media posts would change it’s overall shape. We hope that this would only add to its fanfare in the long run.
Barry Davis is a Technology Evangelist who is joined to Webskitters for more than 5 years. A specialist in Website design, development & planning online business strategy. He is passionate about implementing new web technologies that makes websites perform better.