ERMAHGERD…it’s HAPPENING!

Facebook is FINALLY getting a “dislike” button….which could either be completely awesome or a huge ball of drama-dramz waiting to happen.

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According to the New York Times, Mark Zuckerberg (FB’s co-founder and chief executive) said on Tuesday that Facebook was “very close to shipping a test” of a dislike button. He suggested that the new button would probably be more nuanced than a simple thumbs-down option. His comments nevertheless raised the possibility that Facebook, the world’s largest forum for self-expression, could soon become a less friendly place.

“You don’t want to go through the process of sharing some moment that was important to you during your day and have someone down-vote it,” he said.

AKA dramaaaaa.

But Facebook users — there are now 1.5 billion, the company says — have long requested a way to express negative emotions or empathy with something sad or tragic posted on the social network, he said.

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“Not every moment is a good moment, and if you are sharing something that is sad, whether it’s something in current events, like the refugees crisis that touches you, or if a family member passed away, then it may not feel comfortable to like that post,” Mr. Zuckerberg said. “So I do think it’s important to give people more options than just like.”

So, what do you think? Good idea, or is this just more drama waiting to come to Facebook newsfeeds?

We’ll see!

 

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