I’m sure you’ve heard by now that there are stories floating around about the possibility of Facebook adding a “dislike” button. Oh dear. While to some, this seems like a great way to keep people honest, knowing how easily the petty flows online, I can’t see any good coming from this. Yes, these social networks do lend themselves to fronting, but there is no reason to encourage e-bullying.
Let’s be real. If you dislike someone’s post, that will lead to you having to explaining why. It’s a recipe for long argument threads. And that’s just referring to statuses. What about pictures? Depending on who it is, a dislike on a picture of the account owner may not do so much harm. But, imagine if you will, if someone dares dislike a picture of your child. No bueno.
If like other stories say online, it’s just a button for empathy, then that’s alright. Because the other possibility, is just asking for trouble. For real, it may some to further withdraw into themselves emotionally. Just a thought. What do you think?