For a while now Iâ€™ve been hearing on Facebook how everyone wants a dis-like button. Yes, I have an opinion on this and I will share.
First I would like to say Iâ€™m not really a fan of the like button to begin with. Are we SO lazy that we can only manage to click a button in response to someoneâ€™s status? Really? I mean Iâ€™m about as lazy as they come and even Iâ€™m not that lazy. You know, if you really donâ€™t have anything worthwhile to say, just donâ€™t say anything.
I get though that itâ€™s there instead of people just responding with â€œawesomeâ€ or â€œcoolâ€ or â€œi agree.â€ Because of that Iâ€™m ok with the like button, rock it out.
But has anyone other than me noticed how negative the internet has become? I mean a lot of the time itâ€™s funny, like the site that makes fun of Walmartians. I just think there is enough negativity, why must we give everyone a button they can click when they donâ€™t like something?
A lot of people figure itâ€™s good to have in case someone posted â€œmy dog diedâ€ or â€œI have PMSâ€ and they can dislike it but câ€™mon, are you trying to tell me thatâ€™s all it will be? Why do we desperately need that option?
I know this is ironic coming from someone who is riddled with sarcasm and cynicism but I prefer to keep my negativity where it belongs, in my own passive aggressive updates. If you donâ€™t like what I have to say feel free to respond with â€œyou suckâ€ or â€œblow meâ€ and we can all go on with our day. But if you want to disagree with me all I ask is you at least put in the effort of a sad face =( Was that really so hard?
In my mind I imagine getting like 20 dislikes on a post that I happened to like and then I feel unloved the rest of the day. Yes, Facebook has that much of an effect on me, leave me alone. Iâ€™m fragile.
Luckily it doesnâ€™t seem like it will ever happen. Although if Facebook wants to give a middle finger option, Iâ€™m not entirely opposed to that :fu: