Facebook users, rejoice! The long-awaited dislike button will finally be upon us.
Now you can easily express your true feelings whenever you see those annoying selfies, racy pictures, corny jokes, and those users who have a knack for tagging you on a ton of photos and posts that are totally unrelated to you. Pretty exciting, right?
Well actually, no. That’s not exactly how it works.
Although the social media giant has announced that the dislike button is already in the works, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that it will not be a tool for “downvoting” posts but instead as a way to allow users to still express positive emotions.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO said he wants the button to be a “force for good.”
According to Zuckerberg:
“People have asked about the ‘dislike’ button for many years, and probably hundreds of people have asked about this, and today is a special day because today is the day that I actually get to say we are working on it, and are very close to shipping a test of it.”
He further explained the button’s function by saying:
“What they really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment… We need to figure out the right way to do it so it ends up being a force for good, not a force for bad.”
Perhaps an excellent example to illustrate Zuckerberg’s point is when a person’s loved one passes a way.
Personally, I feel awkward about the idea of clicking “Like” on such a bad news. Most of the time, I skip the clicking and just express my sympathies by typing a comment instead. A dislike button would come handy for moments like this.
Zuckerberg admitted Reddit’s similar dislike feature held them back from embracing the tool.
Zuckerberg also went as far as confessing that that part of Facebook’s hesitation to do the big move was Reddit’s similar dislike button where users vote up or down on people’s posts.
“That isn’t what we’re here to build in the world. We don’t want to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up or down on people’s posts. That doesn’t seem like the kind of community that we want to create: You don’t want to go through the process of sharing some moment that was important to you in your day and have someone ‘downvote’ it.”
At the moment, Facebook did not specify when the new feature will be available but the company has mentioned that they will start testing with a few users pretty soon.
In the meantime, users can send the dislike as a sticker along with other variations of the iconic Like button.
Teenager Jumps Off a Building After Discovering Her Boyfriend’s Secret
This teenager got suicidal!
Love is a bed of roses they say, until the person you most love betrays you. It's that love that made you ecstatically happy that will also make you want to kill yourself. Take for example this young lady from China who said she did not want to live anymore after she discovered her boyfriend's secret. She was so devastated to the point that she didn't want to go on with her life anymore.
The unnamed teenager went up to the third floor of their apartment building when she learned that the love of her life is not actually hers to keep forever.
She wanted to end her life by jumping off their building.
This is What Beijing Looks Like Without Air Pollution
The change was unbelievable.
If you've been to China, or even lived there, then you would probably be used to the layer of smog covering its cities every day. In situations like this, breathing becomes so difficult and people are at higher risk of developing respiratory diseases. A breath of fresh air is nothing but a wish and a luxury.
China, recognizing the dire situation that its constituents were forced to live in, attempted to alleviate its worsening air quality by putting restrictions on car use and factory operations. This move forced cars to drive on alternating days in Beijing. However, these efforts were short-lived, as the government only initiated such actions for major events in the city.
Beijing is known for its bad and dangerous air quality.
UFO Caused Temporary Shut Down of a Major Airport in China
The Chinese ATCs ground outbound flights and redirect inbound flights whenever there’s a UFO sighting.
Last July 7, 2010, an unidentified flying object (UFO) was spotted in China, and the news took the internet by storm. A flight crew noticed the UFO while their plane was preparing to descend at the Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou around 8:40 p.m. They immediately notified the Chinese air traffic controllers (ATC) about the sighting. According to reports, the airport officials were forced to ground outbound flights and divert inbound planes to other proximal airports temporarily.
Eighteen flights were affected, but the operations resumed an hour later.
Several theories emerged regarding the UFO's identity back then.
Some said it was either a U.S. missile or a Russian satellite. Others also expressed that it was preposterous to think that it was an alien spaceship. Some people believed it was a Chinese missile or an aircraft on a test drive. Residents claim, however, that they saw a flying object that afternoon prior to the incident at the airport.
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