Someone says they studied so hard for their driver's test and failed: Boo...Dislike! Someone goes on a political rant that you don't agree with: Dislike! A tree fell on your friend's car and they post a pic: DISLIKE! The possibilities are pretty much endless...
The good news is that the powers that be at Facebook recognize that there are a lot of situations where 'like' is just not appropriate.
During a livestreamed Q & A session, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed the value of adding a 'dislike' button. "You know, some people have asked for a Dislike button because they want to be able to say 'That thing isn't good,'" he explained.
With that in mind, however, they considered that it could also be used to spread negativity.
"And that's not something that we think is good for the world," he added. "So we're not going to build that. I don't think there needs to be a voting mechanism about whether posts are good or bad. I don't think that's socially very valuable or good for the community to help people share the important moments in their lives."
He further explained that they are considering something that would be as simple as the 'like' button to express other emotions, but that if they did, they would do it in a way that makes it "a force for good, not a force for bad and demeaning the posts that people are putting out there."
We "like" the way they're thinking!