Facebook is Testing 'Reactions'; a Like/Dislike Button with Even More Emotions

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  1. dgstorm

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    Here at Droidforums (and several other sites) we have had a wide range of possible responses to forum posts for some time. Nowadays, you can go well beyond just a "like" or "dislike" functionality, and do it very easily across the web. That's what makes it all the more puzzling that it has taken Facebook so long to implement something beyond a single "Like" button.

    It sounds like Zuckerberg and Co. have finally listened to Facebook consumers' complaints about this this issue and are working on a solution. Supposedly Facebook is testing out something called "Reactions," and it will basically be a "like/dislike" series of buttons which will give folks a wide range of emotions to choose from when "grading" a post. Here's a quote with more of the details,

    It seems like Facebook could have been working on this some time ago, but at least the world's largest Social Network is still evolving.
     
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    I think this is a fair balance between users wanting a dislike button and people just using it to troll others. Zuckerberg said when they first announced that they were working on this that he wanted it to be a way to convey sympathy/etc., not just a "Hey I don't like this" button. I think this gets that across.

    Personally, I like to use sticker comments to do something similar. I prefer the cat ones. Especially the cat playing with the yarn.
     
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