How about a “Dislike” button?
“Like” button on Facebook is a brilliant idea. Not only does it allow
us to show our appreciation of a company, an organization, an artist, or
an idea, but we can also give a thumbs up to comments, photos, videos,
and virtually anything else that appears on the site.
Like button is one of the great viral marketing tools of all time. Not
just for Facebook but also for the thousands of web sites that now carry
the Like button alongside articles, blog posts, commentaries, and
Some of the more popular consumer brands have had
enormous success with the Like tool, insuring that promotions and
special offers are as widely distributed as possible. Although Facebook
doesn’t publish leaderboards, Starbucks
is almost certainly near the top of the most popular brand list, with
over 18 million people expressing caffeine-induced approval.
On the celebrity front, Lady Gaga surely leads the way with over 23 million “Likes”, with fellow pop stars Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift also reaching very respectable 8-digit totals.
if we can Like, shouldn’t we also be allowed to “Dislike”? If we give
the thumbs up, why can’t we also give the thumbs down? There are surely
plenty of worthy candidates – think the TSA, the IRS, and a dozen other
Sadly, despite numerous Facebook groups
lobbying for the Dislike button, it doesn’t look as if it’s coming
anytime soon. I understand the desire to avoid controversy but it’s
still a missed opportunity. The Dislike button could end up being the
most liked thing on Facebook!
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Comment by geekbabe, posted 11/23/2010, 6:21 AM:
Ha! your post made me laugh so hard I spat coffee all over my new keyboard! I have great misgivings about Facebook, I kind of hold my nose & use it because so many people I care about seem to love it.A "dislike" button would be cool but only if it worked like the reality TV show "Survivor" & we could vote folks who misbehave off the island:)