It’s been a burning question on Facebook for a very long time. And there has finally been some light shed on it by the very man that created the LIKE button.
Why is there not a DISLIKE button and/or will there EVER be one?
The answer is no. No, there will never be one.
CTO of the social media company Bret Taylor explained how a dislike button would make the website way too complex, and more importantly, too negative. He even went on to say the like button wasn’t neccesarily created for everyone to just LIKE things. It was also implemented so that comment sections around the world could be used for much more than just ‘Wow’ and ‘Cool’.
Taylor said: ‘I have the feeling that if there were to be a ‘dislike’ button is that you would end up with these really negative social aspects to it. If you want to dislike something, you should probably write a comment, because there’s probably a word for what you want to say. I’m not saying the ‘like’ button isn’t flawed would it be even more complex with a negative sentiment like ‘dislike’.’
Fair enough. Although I would still vote for the dislike button if there was ever a chance.