April 22, 2010
Posted: 08:28 AM ET
Is my writing that bad?
When I wrote about the fact that Facebook is scattering "like" buttons all over the Internet, several of you commented that you wish there was a "dislike" button.
But I don't take it personally. In fact, that's a really good point.
Maybe Facebook is being too sunny in thinking the only information a person would want to share with friends is the fact that he or she "likes" something.
In a speech in San Francisco, California, on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the "like" button is simple and convenient. That's one reason he's making a push to get it all over the Internet, not just on Facebook.com.
But to like or not to like? Maybe it's reductive not to give users that choice, as some of you pointed out.
Here's a look at some of my favorite "don't like" (and otherwise negative) comments on the story about Facebook's quest to sprinkle the web with cheer:
Others have had similar thoughts. If you use the web browser Firefox, you can download a plug-in that gives you access to a "dislike" button.
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