Wish there were a “dislike” button? Well, damn—you should have wished for something much better. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that a “dislike” button is imminent for Facebook, the terrible social network that you hate.
“I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years,” Zuckerberg said during a Q&A. “Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it.” Wow. Day day day day say—dislike button. A special day, indeed.
Zuckerberg explained that while in the past Facebook shied away from a “dislike” button essentially because it is rude, he’s found that life is rarely anything but a too-vibrant tableau of pain and suffering, and that Facebook needs to allow users to acknowledge this fact. “What they really want is the ability to express empathy,” he explained. “Not every moment is a good moment.”
Finally, a modern way to mourn.