Facebook’s “dislike” button and my sympathy for future digital archaeologists

“By contrast, Facebook won’t treat a “dislike” as a vote to stop showing the post to other users. Rather, it provides a better option in cases where friends and family paste bad news, like a death in the family or a natural disaster. “What they really want is the ability to express empathy,” wrote Business Insider. “Not every moment is a good moment.”‘

Source: Facebook is working on a “dislike” button. But it won’t do what you think. – Vox

I really do have sympathy for the poor digital archaeologists that will try to piece together our culture(s) two thousand years from now…

“They equivocated death in their families or natural disasters that they caused by their uncontrolled use of fossil fuels with a “dislike” button on a social network?”

“Yep.”

“People were strange back then.”

“Yep.”

Published by Sam Harrelson

I'm the head of Harrelson, where we work with churches, nonprofits, and businesses on marketing strategy and consulting. This has been my personal blog about marketing, tech, religion, art, history, scifi, family, and life in general since 2006.

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