People of Sunderland have given a thumbs down to the latest changes on Facebook.
The popular social networking site had on Wednesday introduced a new line of ‘reaction’ emoticons, allowing users to express emotions rather than the standard ‘like’ button.
These include ‘love’, ‘haha’, ‘wow’, ‘sad’ and ‘angry’.
Many have criticised the move, claiming that it is ‘unnecessary’.
Andrew Raffael, 21, said: “It overcomplicates things. I don’t really like them, to be honest. The liking, commenting and shares kept things nice and simple.”
Some have even raised concerns over speculation that a ‘dislike’ button could be introduced next, claiming it could affect businesses, acts and the feelings of others.
Wes Saxton said:“I think it’s a bad idea. People could post their own personal photos or comments, and someone could click dislike. If you’re sensitive to that kind of thing, that could really hurt.”
University of Sunderland student Scott Brunton, 23, claimed it was ‘the worst idea ever’, warning against the dangers of such a social tool: “I noticed they use likes quite a lot to make other people’s posts appear quite higher in your feed. If they do the opposite with the dislike button, that could be quite troublesome. I think it might be the worst idea ever.”
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