Hypebot Readers Say New Facebook Like Button Will "Surely Backfire"
"To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction," wrote scientist Issac Newton. And if the comments yesterday's post about Facebook suddenly changing their Like button to mimic the Share button are any indication, Facebook has a problem. In fact, "Like" usage could actually start to decline thus driving less traffic instead of more.
Facebook's revamped button now posts all "Liked" content without warning, and most Hypebot readers think that "sucks".
"This will surely backfire. Doing this will make people think twice about liking something so that they don't spam their friends news feeds," wrote Hypebot reader Russ.
"To like something is a personal action, to share it is a social action. Not everything we 'like' is (for whatever reason) suitable or appropriate for general consumption," wrote Jude. "This seems like an oppressive action which takes away our right to choose what we share with our social network of family and friends!"
"So what? Facebook knows nobody's ever going to leave and they've made it clear from Day One that they don't care about the opinions of their users. It is a beautifully pure operation like that," concluded reader Justin Boland. "We have decades of headlines like this ahead of us, settle in and enjoy the ride into Hive Mind."