By Suzanne 5 Years ago – 21 Replies
I agree with you Suzanne. When we think about how much trouble the "LIKE" button has caused, I can only imagine what the "DISLIKE" option will bring about. It unfortunately has the capacity to increase cyberbullying. Though the LIKE button has caused controversy over the years, people have started to realize that hitting LIKE on a sad or negative story, didn't actually mean you agreed with it. But a dislike button, seems to have a much stronger negative finality to it.
We all know what a thumbs down means in real life. Even if the DISLIKE button was used on something we meant to share that was negative, just from a psychological standpoint, seeing a thumbs down to something we wrote or shared, will have an impact whether we want it to or not. We will naturally and instantly view that as negative and then possibly reflect on it's meaning.
I also think the DISLIKE button could be viewed as aggressive which can instantly prompt our natural defensive mechanism. In an age of typing before thinking, or involving those too young to have yet honed their emotional regulation- it could cause real conflict both on and off the internet.
It's definitely worrisome. I agree facebook doesn't care about it's users. That has sadly been the case for sometime. I can't see this new feature ending well.
twitter is hard too the way they do stuf there they took images out of back round. to help with the site, not srue if they are goingto be like in there too
by the way hve never been bullied in twitter i soruound my self with people that love me there and i put it in private mode.