Have you ever “liked” a friend’s sad Facebook status, only to quickly follow up with a comment clarifying that you only “liked” it to stand in solidarity, not because you actually enjoy their pain? Then we have some news you might, well, like: Mark Zuckerberg mentioned during a Q&A session yesterday that Facebook is thinking about incorporating a “dislike” button to give users more ways to express themselves, reports Mashable.
Okay, he also clarified that the button likely wouldn’t actually say “dislike,” but the sentiment would be the same. Facebook is still currently discussing how such a button would work and what form it would take, but in the meantime, here are just a few things we’d love to put our Facebook stamp of disapproval on.
1. Awkward Parent Interjections
Not that you don’t love when your mom and dad comment on your every photo and status, but—oh, wait: Nope, you definitely don’t.
2. Your Ex’s Picture with His New Girlfriend
Or more realistically, you would hover your mouse over the “dislike” button until you come to your senses and quietly return to Facebook stalking. But it’s nice to know the option is there.
3. The Obnoxious Rant from That One Dude You Went to High School with
Why you haven’t unfriended him yet is beyond you, but until you get over your morbid curiosity of what terrible thing he’ll post next, this is a good alternative.
4. Your Friend’s Status About Her Dog’s Passing
So you can finally express that you don’t actually “like” that awful thing that happened to her, but that you definitely care.
5. All Vague-Booking That Appears on Your Feed
Now you can let your resident Facebook drama queens and kings know that their ambiguous, comment-baiting statuses like “Don’t know how much more drama I can take…” and “SIGH, don’t know what to think right now…” need to stop.
6. Embarrassing Photos of You in Middle School That Your Old Friends Unearth on Throwback Thursday
7. Spoilers for Your Favorite TV Show
Seriously, guys?! Some people just shouldn’t be allowed on Facebook.
8. Posts from the TMI Machine
That woman who writes an emotional essay of a status every time her baby poops, every time her work enemy crosses her, every time her husband goes out of town? The “dislike” button will be here to tell her that this was more than we cared to know. Oh, and this extra applies to the shameless humble-bragger, too: “Ugh, SO stressed. Too many big meetings, waiting to hear back about like six amazing jobs, and STILL haven’t packed for my trip to Europe. I’m going crazy!”
9. Pretty Much Everything Your BFF Posts—Just for Giggles
Let’s be real—we probably wouldn’t want to make enemies by using a “dislike” button seriously, but the funny back-and-forth possibilities with your bestie are endless.
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