You May Soon ‘Dislike’ Facebook Posts

Facebook thumbs downFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced last week that Facebook will soon offer an alternative to the “like” button.

Many have said this will be the “dislike” option they have been wanting for years, but it’s more likely that the new button will be for offering empathy or conveying displeasure.

“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. “Not every moment is a good moment if you share something that’s sad like a refugee crisis that touches you or a family member passes away, it may not be comfortable to ‘like’ that post…I do think it’s important to give people more options than liking it.”