Publish Date: 10/09/2015
Facebook’s new reaction buttons create a buzz
For as long as we’ve been involved with Facebook, people have been asking for a “dislike” button for status updates on America’s most commonly used social media platform. The problem, however, with a “dislike” button is that it’s so ambiguous. For example, if Jonathan shares
And we “dislike” it, what are we disliking? Do we dislike the fact ESPN isn’t covering Froning? Do we dislike ESPN saying exercise isn’t a sport? Or do we dislike Jonathan’s opinion because, in fact, exercise isn’t a sport?
Facebook’s solution was savvy: create multiple reactions for users to choose from to more clearly express our thoughts. Using these new reactions, we can now:
Truly, Facebook’s solution is pretty great. We can only find one downfall. Where’s the “huh?” reaction to convey that we have no idea what Jonathan’s talking about. Rich Froning? Is he a WWE wrestler or something?
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