Facebook- Like... Dislike and Frankly Don't Care

Monday, 18 May 2009

⚠️ This is an old post

It's possibly been exported and imported from at least three different blogging platforms over the years. That probably means, at best, there are broken images and links. If the post is technical in nature, any advice is probably out of date and irrelevant. Or it is really old, it was the wafflings of a teenager with too much time on his hands working out what blogging is… If it is the latter I would probably cringe if I re-read it. But it's here because it's part of my past, not my present.

You've been warned! Onwards…

I’ll be honest; I can’t remember when Facebook rolled out the ‘like’ button on everything from status updates, comments, wall posts, images, etc. I’ll continue with my honesty; I like what they have done… Did you see what I did there? It allows feedback to say “I’ve read this”, or “I agree with it”, or “I appreciated it”, or ultimately “I like it”. Feedback is good, it allows interaction between users, and that is what Facebook, and all social networking sites, should be about.

One of the nice things is that you don’t have to write the comment to say that you like it, the user just hits the like button, nice and handy. So then, the question is; where is the opposite feature? I want a ‘dislike’ button to say, actually I think you’re wrong, or the ‘apathetic’ button to say I’ve read it, but I don’t really care about it! I want to have a quick way of giving feedback on something that has been posted. It would also allow an expansion into a Digg like page for statuses; where status updates can be dugg up or buried on the news feed.

Facebook: Please steal this idea!

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