Let’s All Laugh at Zuck’s Reasoning for a “Dislike” Button

“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, according to a CNBC report.

Zuckerberg added that the company has held off on a Dislike button to avoid becoming a Reddit-style system that encouraged upvoting and downvoting, according to reports.

“What they really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment,” he said.

“We need to figure out the right way to do it so it ends up being a force for good, not a force for bad,” he said at the time. “Everyone feels like they can just push the Like button, and that’s an important way to sympathize or empathize with someone,” Zuckerberg said “But there are times when you may want the simplicity of a one-click response but a “like” doesn’t feel appropriate.”



Sooooo, you think it’s going to be used for empathy?  Really?


Let me tell you something.  There is approximately a 1 percent chance that the “dislike” button is going to be used solely for displaying empathy.  Your friend that doesn’t want to click “like,” but instead will type “i read this article” MIGHT use it for that purpose.  As for me?  Bring on those “I’m not racist, but…” posts.

I’ll be sitting over here waiting for your gender reveal party posts with my finger at the ready.  Don’t mind me.

My research for this article led me to the following tweet:

Come On Guys, Stop Falling for Fake News Stories

So the other day someone posted a story online that seemed weird to me:National Report

This story didn’t seem like it made sense.  It reminded me of a list that Luvvie put out in the past on how to keep yourself from posting fake news stories online:

  1. READ.
  2. Look at the date.
  3. Google it.
  4. Look it up on Snopes.
  5. Know your satirical websites.


I have a test of my own.  Look at other articles on the same page to see if they sound real or not.  They didn’t.

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Now that you mention it, that one about Kayne might be accurate.  But the rest of them are not.

Websites like CreamBMP, The Daily Currant, The News Nerd and others like them aren’t as much satire as they’re clickbait preying on people’s need for outrage. –Luvvie

Guys, c’mon.  Don’t fall for this crap.  Let’s get it together.