I hate most of the things people post on Facebook, especially irrelevant updates and circumstantial articles. Facebook will allow users to dislike posts and photos on Facebook. The social network king will include a dislike button meant to expand the range of emotions to enable users express themselves freely.
“Not every moment is a good moment,” said Facebook’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a Q&A session at the company’s headquarters. He said he realizes people may not want to “like” a current event such as the Syrian refugee crisis or a family member passing away. But he also doesn’t want users to merely vote up or down on people’s posts.
People have different opinions after a post has been updated on the network, and Facebook would like to expand the way people express their emotions.”It’s surprisingly complicated to make an interaction that’s that simple,” he said.
The Like and Poke buttons are unique features that standout on Facebook. People identify the two with Facebook which is great. Twitter is also widely known for its Follow, Unfollow and Retweet buttons. Facebook users were not happy since they had to thumbs up everything posted on the social media and the dislike button is a good advancement.
Zuckerberg is moving across continents discussing tech trends, social issues and freedom of speech. He’s planning to meet India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discus social and economic challenges.
In the Q&A session Zuckerberg also talked about artificial intelligence that will enable machines think and work independently. Tech companies are turning to AI despite the fact that many campaigns have been formed to kill the projects. Zuckerberg claims that technology is still in a rudimentary state.
“All new technology has the ability to do good and bad,” he said. “I’m fundamentally optimistic about human nature and our ability to do good.”
Zuckerberg also talked about freedom of speech, freedom from racism and a world without disease or war. “We can probably get there in our children’s lifetime,” he said.
“Facebook is working with educators and local leaders around the San Francisco Bay Area to help bring new technologies to schools, and potentially even affordable housing as well. To be a responsible member of the community, we need to contribute to the housing stock. Over the next decade, expect more.” He said.
“I will be very happy if Facebook succeeds in its goals, which are to connect everyone in the world and give them tools to communicate. It’ll take 20 to 30 years. Then I don’t know what’s next.” He said.