Social Medias are made to give enjoyment to the people especially to the youth. One popular example for that is Facebook. It allows an individual to connect and communicate with different people around the globe. Also, it serves as a way for people to gather and disseminate information, express what they feel and their opinions, and share their experiences on their daily lives. Facebook is a very well known type of social media in which every individual are known to be participative and active.
Active in a way that you can react to any statuses and photos posted by others. The real question is, “Does Facebook need dislike reacting button?” We opposed to that statement. We don’t really think that this type of media needs a dislike button. Dislike means not enjoying or loving the sight of an object so having a dislike button would mean that a person might not be loving or liking such status or post that can lead to lack of confidence to someone and might hurt his or her feelings. Little thing matters and we all know that today’s generation, millennial are sensitive and prone to insecurities and depression.
Through the years, Facebook has changed a lot to make it more fun and engaging to the users. From only having the like button, now it has released various of reacting buttons allowing the users to select which emotion, such as like, love, haha, wow, sad and angry, suits best for the status posted. What’s missing in that list though? It is the ‘dislike’ button. Many Facebook users demanded to having the dislike button for them to be able to show their disapproval and that they disagree to that certain post. But we strongly disagree on having a ‘dislike’ button on Facebook for we find it offensive and unpleasant. Others may also use it to bully or upset people. For instance, if you posted a picture and 78 of your reactors reacted like and love but there’s one who reacted ‘dislike’, what would you feel? Surely, you’ll be offended and curious as well since you posted a fine picture yet there is one who dislikes it. You would likely ask yourself, “Is my picture awful” or “Why did someone dislike my photo? Is it unattractive?” Maybe the one that reacted ‘dislike’ just used that button for fun, to tease you or to annoy you on Facebook but you will never know if they are serious or not.
Moreover, Mark Zuckerberg stated in his interview in Townhall that “a lot of times people share things on Facebook that are sad moments in their lives, they don’t feel comfortable pressing Like because Like isn’t the appropriate sentiment when someone lost a loved one or is talking about a very difficult issue.” Yes, like may be not the appropriate button but ‘dislike’ button isn’t the answer either. You can react sad, right?
In conclusion, there is no need to have a ‘dislike’ reacting button on Facebook. If you disapprove or disagree on someone’s status, you can either ignore it and just keep scrolling or leave a comment to express your opinion and support. As what Daniel Van Boom said, “A dislike button would let people give their tick of disapproval without contributing anything meaningful.”