• Facebook finally to get Dislike button!
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[QUOTE] Coming soon to Facebook: a button that lets you express "dislike" or emotions beyond the iconic thumbs up. Founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement Tuesday during a Q&A session streamed live online from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook had resisted creating a "dislike" button as a companion to its "like" button, fearing it would sow seeds of discontent on the world's most popular social network.[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/09/15/facebook-working-on-dislike-button-mark-zuckerberg-says/72320136/[/url] What a time to live.
Oh boy this is a bad idea
Why is this a good idea exactly. I don't really think it fits FB's model. I can imagine adding other positive or neutral ratings, but anything negative will just be brigaded or cause arguments (if it links back to the user).
[QUOTE]Zuckerberg said Facebook is close to unveiling the "dislike" button. What may happen is that Facebook unveils a "sympathize" button or a series of buttons that convey support or solidarity or express other similarly positive emotions. The giant social network encourages civil interactions among its 1.5 billion users.[/QUOTE] Hopefully, they add that "sympathize" button instead of a flatout dislike button.
But what if someone gets upset.
Negative ratings are conducive to three main things on the internet: 1) Making it easier to find good content 2) Flamewars, pettyness and spite 3) Ad populum/destroying any reasoned argument with weight of dissaproval Only one of these is desirable
[QUOTE=Dr.Critic;48690352]Negative ratings are conducive to three main things on the internet: 1) Making it easier to find good content 2) Flamewars, pettyness and spite 3) Ad populum/destroying any reasoned argument with weight of dissaproval Only one of these is desirable[/QUOTE] OO OO I KNOW! NUMBER 2!
[QUOTE=Dr.Critic;48690352]Negative ratings are conducive to three main things on the internet: 1) Making it easier to find good content 2) Flamewars, pettyness and spite 3) Ad populum/destroying any reasoned argument with weight of dissaproval Only one of these is desirable[/QUOTE] Truly, Facebook will become a weapon to surpass Reddit.
[QUOTE=BazzBerry;48690386]OO OO I KNOW! NUMBER 2![/QUOTE] [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9uRCKtaOCU[/media]
Wish bad reading was still here. They are just going to give people an alternative to liking statuses for statuses where this is not applicable. Majority of people don't like people dying etc.
Facebook should just have Facepunch-style ratings.
[QUOTE=Berkin;48690490]Facebook should just have Facepunch-style ratings.[/QUOTE] People would assume that the box is a good thing.
My mind just instantly went to this: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCwmGx2ZUTc[/media]
I think there should also be a "bitchslap" button, seeing as there's all of the "ONE LYK = ONE AHHMEN" posts still going on :v:
[QUOTE=usaokay;48690269]Thank fuck. I love rating things. Hell, if they remove ratings altogether, then I'm going to make multiple alt. Facebook accounts to spam my displeasure. If the mods don't like it, then I'll continue to fight to bring back ratings. I should get a life.[/QUOTE] Someone's pissed about SS losing raitings
The social drama that is going to unfold from this will make my life complete
Someone will get "Dislike" and then commit sudoku because of it.
[QUOTE=Grindigo;48691522]Someone will get "Dislike" and then commit sudoku because of it.[/QUOTE] This is one way to stifle sharing of new content. At least on Reddit or Facepunch, it's anonymous, so nobody can see you thought "Man squeals on squashed testicle [autotune]" was the height of comedy, but when you share something on Facebook, it's tied to you as a person - you, Fotherington Wibblebottom III, thought this content was worthy of sharing and your friends are going to judge you for it. What happens now is that they'll actively show their content/discontent for your material which in a way, is kind of adding peer-pressure on your tastes, which isn't good because your persona, as it were, becomes even more fake than it would be on social media to begin with. While it could mean that the content that gets shared on facebook now is more or less self curated (depending on the friends circle/family circle you have on Facebook), it also means that the sheer volume of content is likely to go down as well, which isn't necessarily a good thing on a site that was designed around social networking.
[QUOTE=snookypookums;48691593] At least on Facepunch, it's anonymous, so nobody can see you thought "Man squeals on squashed testicle [autotune]" was the height of comedy[/QUOTE] (list)
[QUOTE=Berkin;48690490]Facebook should just have Facepunch-style ratings.[/QUOTE] Oh fuck it would become a full-fledged epic maymay, 13 year olds would be going around talking about box forts and clocks, there would be a BBC News article every time the ratings were changed around, and self-righteous articles on blog sites about the homophobic connotations of the Optimistic rating
they should just do emoji reactions
I can finally dislike the pages of multinational corporations ; such as coke.
[QUOTE=viperfan7;48691275]Someone's pissed about SS losing raitings[/QUOTE] How else am I supposed to know how to feel about things? Forming my own opinion? That's too hard.
Headline is wrong. A dislike button isn't coming, but something like it is. [URL=http://mashable.com/2015/09/15/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-dislike-button/#oNPiqtUjP5ka]More accurate headline.[/URL]
Yay finally i'll be able to dislike shitty stolen memes that everyone shares
[QUOTE=smurfy;48691683]Oh fuck it would become a full-fledged epic maymay, 13 year olds would be going around talking about box forts and clocks, there would be a BBC News article every time the ratings were changed around, and self-righteous articles on blog sites about the homophobic connotations of the Optimistic rating[/QUOTE] That sounds amazing. Facepunch should make its own Facebook with FP ratings. We should name it BookPunch.
Now geniuses are going to dislike as sympathy.
Time for every single Facebook and Mobile game to update and remove the obligatory Chuck Norris "x is the only one that can Dislike on Facebook" jokes.
I doubt they will introduce it for personal profiles, itll probably only be for news sites and such. Being able to dislike your old school mates new photoshopped profile pic would cause too much aggro
Didn't they do this before and canned it?
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