So you are on Facebook and you notice your friend has posted an item about something rather sad, or something which really grinds your gears. You hover your mouse over the like button to show that you sympathise with them but then you stop. How can you “like” something which is sad? Don’t worry, Facebook has now expanded how you can respond to posts.
To add to the tradition Like you can now let them feel the warmth of your heart with “Love” or if it was just a good laugh there is always “Haha”. There is “wow” for those moments that just surprise you, “sad” for the times when you wish you didn’t go on Facebook because of the tears and “Angry” for when things are just that little bit too much.
To access these new reactions, the “like” button has been replaced by, surprise suprise, the “reactions” button. Just select the one you want (or release if you are on a touch screen) and your reaction will be noted. The three most popular reactions will be displayed with each event, and notifications will now state that your friends “reacted” to your posts.
As you can see from the image below from our very own Facebook page, the reactions can easily be accessed and even show their little emoticons.
How many friends do you have on Facebook’s popular social media platform? Studies say that the average person between 18 and 28 years old has around 300, while older users have around 200. I personally have around 300 as well, but this guy from Melbourne would really make true Facebook users jealous.
Justin Tayler, a nightclub promoter, has reached the 5000 friend cap, making him one of the most popular people on Facebook. He says that people constantly communicate with him and leave likes/shares and other dozens of notifications, so it makes it very difficult for him to leave his account unchecked for a long time.
The guy started out as a PE teacher at a university and created his account back in 2009. He also had around 300 friends at first, but once he switched careers and became a nightclub worker, his friends list started to grow exponentially. His passion for nightclubs made him a very popular figure, having people adding him to their friends list to see what events he is attending.
The whole Facebook hype also brought him some business opportunities too. Tayler found out about a 17-year old who was throwing underage parties and making up to $1200 in entry fees. Of course, when you mix underage with parties, you don’t get something that authorities would agree with. So Taylor struck a deal with the kid and now he can still sale his tickets, but under adult supervision.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is considering adding a “Dislike” button for members to utilize when interacting with posted content.
Here is what Zuckerberg said during the open question and answer session at Facebook headquarters: “A lot of times, people share things that are sad, or tough cultural or social things,” or suffer some type of personal loss, and pressing the “Like” button can be difficult.
Adding a standalone “Dislike” button could change the way Facebook members interact with the website – and that could hurt the company’s third-party advertisers. However, it’s something the company will continue to use a measured approach in considering later down the road. This isn’t the first time Zuckerberg publicly said he has mulled over a “Dislike” button, so don’t hold your breath until it’s potentially one day seen.
Facebook added the ability to use emoticons in posts two years ago, and has opened up sexual identity abilities on the No. 1 social networking site. It will be interesting to see if Facebook ultimately decides to add the “Dislike” button, which many members have long asked for.
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Facebook has been fiddling with its user interface it seems and is looking to introduce a new change regarding Pages. It appears that the company plans to revamp the Pages Timeline by adding a single-column design, making them more familiar to individual profile Timelines.
Although it appears as a simple UI tweak, the company is however pushing towards a more mainstream look and feel, taking down design variations and concentrating more on a general overall look and feel inside the whole social media website. This move might seem as confusing for user by not being able to tell between a user’s individual page and a Pages account, but in the end Facebook might prefer that users treat both features the same way, having users already publicly posting and sharing content on their Pages account the same way they do on their individual page. This way, Facebook is also emphasising that Pages is not so different to individual accounts.
In addition to the Pages revamp, Facebook is said to also provide administrators with more control over the look and feel of their layout. This is achievable by allowing administrators to move sections on their Pages account, giving them the ability to add a custom look to their Pages. This feature arrives with a bit of confusion though, having Facebook previously sworn not to give users more control on the UI in order to avoid cluttered and inconsistent colour schemes present on user profiles.
Either way, it seems that Facebook might be steadily considering loosing customization restrictions and at the same time simplifying its overall look and feel.
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It appears that Facebook’s “Like” and “Share” buttons are changing according to Facebook Developer Blog, and the thumbs up symbol we’ve long associated with it is no more.
Both buttons are seen daily around 22 billion times across 7.5 million websites, making the buttons a very important feature for Facebook. We see changes in design everywhere, some for the better and some not that great. But the change in design for the “Like” and “Share” buttons is more important than people think. It also has a pretty serious impact web content and the way that businesses promote their products.
“Today, we’re introducing a new design for both Like and Share to help people share more great content across the web. We’re already seeing a favorable increase in Likes and Shares with the new design and will be rolling these buttons out to everyone in the coming weeks. If you are currently using the old Like button, you’ll be automatically upgraded to the new design as part of our roll out.”
Thank you Endgadget for providing us with this information. Image courtesy of Facebook