The Facebook “dislike” button will become available for content posted on the biggest social networking. The organization’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this news and revealed that continuous assessments are made during a question and response session held this week.
People have requested the “dislike” option for a long time, and probably thousands of individuals wanted this feature, and nowadays is a unique time because it is the period when the company actually can say that they are working on this button, and are extremely close to releasing a beta version of it.
A “dislike” button has represented a topic of many heated conversations over the years. Zuckerberg said that Facebook has been testing the feature that would allow customers to show feelings other than a regular “like”, because they do not want to convert the social network into a group forum where individuals are voting up on others’ content.
This does not seem like the type of audience that they want to develop, since users do not want to get through the procedure of sharing something that was essential during a special day and have another person “down vote” it.
Instead, Facebook’s CEO said that the new function would allow users to express their empathy with other friends, describing what many customers of the public networking system already noticed: when they are sharing sad things, then it might not be a good idea to “like” that type of posts.
He also said that a “dislike” button is very complicated to make, but Facebook believes it will be released in the near future as a beta version, before being launched as a full option for all users.
The CEO also mentioned his organization’s performance with the Oculus VR system, saying that this device is not only include elements that are currently found on the globe, but users will be able to live experiences that are not possible to encounter in our world, such as the zero-gravity atmosphere.
Zuckerberg also considered the query of artificial intelligence, this being a topic that many popular technologists have been cautious that some day could be a risk for humankind. He said that they were less afraid of the repercussions, especially seeing how many valuable programs of AI are now being developed (such as smart cars).
Facebook’s CEO said that it is a little risky to be too adverse about the possibilities of something long lasting when all clues show that over the decades we will be going to open up all these possibilities and help people by creating this technological innovation.
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