The #FridaySocial: Facebook reactions, Pinterest usability and virtual reality predictions

The #FridaySocial: Facebook reactions, Pinterest usability and virtual reality predictions

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Facebook reactions

Facebook reactions 

After an initial period of testing in Ireland, Spain, Chile and the Philippines, Facebook Reactions appeared for users worldwide on Wednesday afternoon. Now, when choosing to engage with a newsfeed story, users can choose from the original 'Like' and five other options, including 'Love', 'Haha' and 'Angry'. The new types of engagement were developed because a 'Like' does not always seem appropriate, particularly for saddening or unfortunate news.

"Reactions gives you new ways to express love, awe, humour and sadness. It's not a dislike button, but it does give you the power to easily express sorrow and empathy - in addition to delight and warmth", commented Zuckerberg.

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