It’s nothing that surprising, really. Whenever a major web platform announces a seemingly huge change, everyone goes nuts about it – even if nobody actually knows what that change may mean. That’s exactly what happened earlier this week, when Mark Zuckerberg hinted at the possibility of the heavily-requested, always-controversial Dislike button finally coming to Facebook.
Kindly notice that we’ve said “hinted” since there’s isn’t a slight confirmation that said button will actually be coming to the platform. Some are already betting that Facebook wouldn’t dare to include such negativity button and that the social behemoth would be considering some sort of empathy buttons. However, most people are already talking as if the Dislike button was already a reality and, in fact, many are already pondering on the potential consequences (which, of course, will be disastrous).
Look, it’s understandable that oh-so-many people are worried about how that Dislike button might be a tool too good to be true for trolls to expand their cyberbullying reign. But aren’t we getting ahead of themselves? The lack of concrete information surrounding the supposed button hasn’t stopped millions of people from condemning its existence altogether – an existence that hasn’t been confirmed yet!