This should make those negative people happy, if they're even capable of that.
Critical malcontents, your prayers have been answered — Facebook is working on a dislike button. Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that it's in the works at a recent Q&A. According to Business Insider, he told the audience:
"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."
Zuck and co. resisted giving in to the haters for as long as they could, because they didn't want Facebook to become a cutthroat Internet courtroom where millions of arbiters cast steely judgment on every idea, person, and piece of content in existence. You know, like Reddit. But now, they've decided they want to be that after all.
Zuckerberg explained that Facebook users want to be able to express more emotions than just approval:
"What they really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment."
Now, those bad moments will include looking at Facebook as it's consumed by the hordes of rageful Internet naysayers. Isn't there enough room for negativity in the comments section?
Regardless of anyone's doubts, the dislike button is coming. Facebook engineers are plugging away on it as we speak, and Zuckerberg hopes it will be ready to launch soon. But he's not making any promises:
"It’s surprisingly complicated to make an interaction that will be simple."
Simple? This guy's spent too many years without people saying "no" to him. There's nothing simple about hating.