Facebook has finally bowed to public demand, and decided to add a ‘Dislike’ button. They announced it yesterday at a public town hall meeting that was streamed online. Who watches that?
According to MARK ZUCKERBERG, quote, “I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day, because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it.”
Right now you only have the option of “liking” something or commenting on it. The new ‘Dislike’ function will be available soon, but there’s no official date.
But whenever they do add it, it WON’T work like a voting system, where stuff that people ‘like’ gets up-voted higher, and stuff that people ‘dislike’ is down-voted and lower. So what’s the point?
According to Zuckerberg, quote, “What [users] really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment.”
Riiight. Everybody knows what this is . . . a way to diss someone’s opinions or annoying posts without actually having to say why. But it’ll still show WHO disliked something, so you can’t flame people anonymously . . . don’t get too excited.
In other important Facebook news, Zuckerberg says his favorite emojis are the cactus, and an image of his dog Beast.
How much are your EMOTIONS worth? I don’t mean that in a deep metaphorical way . . . I literally mean, how much MONEY are your emotions worth?
The answer is . . . less than you think. A new survey asked people how much they’d pay to feel or stop feeling certain emotions for a moment, and here are the average results . . .
- We’d pay $114 to feel a moment of love.
- $106 to stop feeling regret.
- $100 to stop feeling embarrassed.
- $93 to stop feeling sad.
- $83 to stop feeling afraid.
- $79 to feel a moment of happiness.
- $63 to feel a moment of excitement.
- And $44 to feel a moment of calmness and tranquility.
Oxford Dictionaries added a bunch of new words to their online database . . . and we’re basically turning the English language into a lame celebrity gossip blog. Here are the ten dumbest additions and their definitions.
- Side boob. The side part of a woman’s breast, as exposed by a revealing item of clothing.
- YOLO. “You only live once,” the view that one should make the most of the present moment.
- Adorbs. Arousing great delight, cute or adorable.
- Hot mess. A person or thing that is spectacularly unsuccessful or disordered.
- Throw shade. To publicly criticize or express contempt for someone.
- Amazeballs. Very impressive, enjoyable, or attractive.
- Bro hug. A friendly embrace between two men.
- Cray. An abbreviation for “crazy.”
- FML. [Eff] my life! To express dismay at a frustrating personal situation.
- Douchebaggery. Obnoxious or contemptible behavior.
Luckily they’re just new entries in Oxford’s online database . . . NOT the Oxford English Dictionary itself. Words need to have more historical, significant impact before they’re added to the actual dictionary.
The hunky actor had to have his mouth wired shut after he accidentally slipped a fell on his face outside his home in Los Angeles over the weekend.
Zac can’t speak at the moment due to the injury and also sustained a large gash on his face that required stitches during the late night accident.
The 26-year-old is expected to make a full recovery but has been forced to cancel his upcoming promotional tour for his new movie ‘That Awkward Moment,’ which is due to be released in January.
** Zac went to rehab for alcohol and drug abuse earlier this year.