Could a ‘dislike’ button change Facebook?

Could a ‘dislike’ button change Facebook?

14757877_MOne thing that makes social media unique is its fluid nature. Facebook has evolved a lot in the 10+ years it’s been in use. One such example is the announcement of a possibility of a “dislike” button. So what’s this all about?

Well, consider a comment straight from the horse’s mouth. “What they really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was quoted in a recent news story.

While the tech CEO has yet to confirm that the update will involve adding a literal thumbs down option, he’s in support of “more options than just ‘Like’ as a quick way to emote and share what you’re feeling on a post.” Some experts believe this is a move to differentiate itself from popular sites with features such as up voting and down voting. “Facebook also does not want to discourage people from sharing or liking as freely as they do now on Facebook,” according to a USA Today article.

What are your thoughts on this? Would a potential “dislike” button be a good or bad idea? And what are the potential implications to small businesses? Share your comments on our Facebook page!

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