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Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 09:56 PM Reply

Facebook "Dislike" Button Rumours Confirmed
TechCrunch (a fairly reputable/reliable AOL property) today confirmed the long-lasting myth of an internal debate amongst Facebook employees: wether or not to introduce a "Dislike" button. Original article can be read here (but tbh there's quite a few words used to say very little).

The crux of the debate is thus:

Whilst Facebook has the potential to gain greatly from a "Dislike" button (the Like button is responsible for a reasonable portion of FB's revenue, adding an additional button would more than likely increase this revenue ahead of this years IPO) many within the company are questioning the ethicality of promoting "Dislike".

What are your thoughts on this topic NG?


nobody goes there anymore. its too popular.

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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 09:54 PM Reply

I dislike this.


bollocks m8

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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 09:59 PM Reply

Funny that it's posted on April Fool's day.


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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 09:56 PM Reply

A dislike button would be an awesome addition, but I do agree with their standpoint that it takes away from the aspect of "Social Networking." I myself would prefer having a dislike button, I mean, youtube did it.

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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 09:59 PM Reply

I dislike this.

clicks dislike

My opinions are so useless, I don't even listen to them.

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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 09:57 PM Reply

That's not good enough...

Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed


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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 10:00 PM Reply

At 4/1/12 09:59 PM, XenonMonkey wrote: Funny that it's posted on April Fool's day.

XenonMonkey... How did you do post before Sectus?


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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 10:06 PM Reply

i deleted my facebook but ill probably start it and add everyone i know when im old and bedridden. that shit is shit


you talk a good one but u dont do what your supposed to do

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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 10:05 PM Reply

At 4/1/12 09:59 PM, BrainlessDan wrote: I dislike this.

clicks dislike

I second this.

Spams dislike button

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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 10:09 PM Reply

Troll Thread

It's April 1st, do not believe anything.


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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 10:07 PM Reply

At 4/1/12 09:59 PM, XenonMonkey wrote: Funny that it's posted on April Fool's day.

Ya, if you look closely at the tags the whole "news article where theres no real news" thing start to make a whole lot more sense.

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nobody goes there anymore. its too popular.

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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 10:07 PM Reply

At 4/1/12 10:09 PM, Zanthas wrote: Troll Thread

be careful apparently newgrounds is just like reddit


bollocks m8

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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 10:11 PM Reply

Wait, what the fuck just happened? My post was eleven minutes ago, and his was nine. If I posted earlier, why is his post before mine?

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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 10:09 PM Reply

Finally I have been waiting for this!


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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 10:12 PM Reply

I'm not the first to point this out, but it is April Fools...


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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 10:18 PM Reply

At 4/1/12 10:00 PM, TheRainbowZilla wrote:
At 4/1/12 09:59 PM, XenonMonkey wrote: Funny that it's posted on April Fool's day.
XenonMonkey... How did you do post before Sectus?

Because I am Jesus, my child.


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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 10:30 PM Reply

Can't wait to dislike the pictures of ho's.

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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 10:32 PM Reply

Oh wow what a convincing article coincidentally written on the 1st of April!


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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 10:36 PM Reply

I hope they add a dislike button, if you have the choice to like something, you should have the choice to dislike it too.

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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 10:33 PM Reply

Watershake is a fuck.

Facebook is for chicks.

And the article is fake and gay.


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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 1st, 2012 @ 10:55 PM Reply

At 4/1/12 09:56 PM, WaterShake wrote: What are your thoughts on this topic NG?

I think they should implement it. I mean, if they're going to have a like button, they should have a dislike button too.


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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 2nd, 2012 @ 12:46 AM Reply

it would be a good idea. When i used to go on facebook, there was a ton of stuff i really wanted to dislike, but never could. This could change all that

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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 2nd, 2012 @ 12:48 AM Reply

Too bad most users aren't going to have the guts to do it.
Well, except all of us.


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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 2nd, 2012 @ 12:52 AM Reply

The point of Facebook is mostly to share things you enjoy. There is nothing to gain from a dislike button but more trolls.


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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 2nd, 2012 @ 12:50 AM Reply

it would start to show the world where the shit is in the world that needs to be snuffed out


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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 2nd, 2012 @ 12:56 AM Reply

At 4/2/12 12:50 AM, tox wrote: it would start to show the world where the shit is in the world that needs to be snuffed out

You mean like MLP? One of the things that will probably recieve mass dislikes all around.


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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 2nd, 2012 @ 01:04 AM Reply

At 4/1/12 10:11 PM, Sectus wrote: Wait, what the fuck just happened? My post was eleven minutes ago, and his was nine. If I posted earlier, why is his post before mine?

The chat is (or was) causing glitches in the bbs.

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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 2nd, 2012 @ 06:55 AM Reply

I hate "liking" a post that's like "so and so is gonna die of cancer" and then having to explain I'm supportive, not happy about it.


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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 2nd, 2012 @ 08:00 AM Reply

No company would release serious news on April Fools.


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Response to Facebook "Dislike" Rumour Confirmed Apr. 2nd, 2012 @ 08:12 AM Reply

Facebook wishes to know who you dislike. Not only who you like. This button will enable it to create better psychological profiles about it's users.


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