Facebook Is Testing “Reaction Emojis”

Facebook Is Testing “Reaction Emojis”

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Remember last month when Facebook announced they were finally adding a DISLIKE button? People were thrilled. I mean, what could be MORE useful in an election year.

But now it looks like that might NOT be the plan. Instead of a dislike button, Facebook has started testing “reaction emojis.” Lame.

In other words, there’d be no option to click a thumbs-down to “dislike” a post. There would be seven different emojis to choose from.

The old ‘thumbs-up’ to like a post . . . a heart for “love” . . . a laughing face for “haha” . . . a happy face for “yay” . . . a shocked face for “wow” . . . a crying face for “sad” . . . and a mad face for “anger.”

Right now they’re just being tested in Ireland and Spain . . . there’s no word whether Facebook plans to take them worldwide.

(Mashable)

No One Uses “LOL” Anymore . . . Here’s What to use instead

No One Uses “LOL” Anymore . . . Here’s What to use instead

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Back in the days of America Online chat rooms, when you wanted to acknowledge that something was funny, you’d write “LOL.” If you’re under 25, that sentence sounds like complete jibberish.

Facebook analyzed every single post and comment for one week to figure out how we “laugh” online. Here’s what they found . . .

  • 15% of people “laughed” in at least one post.
  • 51.4% used at least one “ha.” So “ha,” “haha,” and so on.
  • 33.7% used a laughing emoji.
  • 13.1% wrote “hehe.”
  • And only 1.9% used “LOL.”

Young people were most likely to use emojis . . . older people were most likely to use LOL.

(Facebook)

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A Guy Got Busted in the Carpool Lane With a Cardboard Cutout of “The Most Interesting Man in the World”

A Guy Got Busted in the Carpool Lane With a Cardboard Cutout of “The Most Interesting Man in the World”

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If you’re going to put something in your passenger seat to get away with driving in the carpool lane, might as well go with something interesting. This guy definitely did . . . in the most literal way possible.

A Washington state trooper posted a photo on Twitter yesterday afternoon . . . he caught a guy driving in the carpool lane with a cardboard cutout in the passenger seat.

And the cutout was . . . The Most Interesting Man in the World, from those Dos Equis commercials.

It seems like they both got a laugh out of it . . . because of the Twitter post, and because it looks like the driver is LAUGHING in the photo . . . but he still got a $124 ticket.

 

(Buzzfeed