In a recent Facebook town hall meeting, Mark Zuckerberg was posed the question of having a dislike button. The question came from a Facebook User in Egypt. He stated:
“We need to have more options than just a “Like” button. Why don’t we have other options like “I’m Sorry”, “Interesting”, or “Dislike”? “
What do you think? Should Facebook have a Dislike button?
Zuckerberg reported, for the first time, that Facebook is in fact working on options other than the Like button. He explains in this short video, that something as simple as a “Dislike” is not really that simple. The reason is that Facebook isn’t looking to create a community that judges a person’s status update by voting it up and down, but rather a community of support and understanding. He understands that a dislike option may be one to express sympathy, and that’s what they’re trying to figure out – and they’re close.