Things Mark Zuckerberg Talked In Public Q&A: 'Dislike' Button, Emotion Study And Fried Chicken Pizza
In a recently held Q&A, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tackled a swath of question from Facebook users that covered from whether a 'dislike' button was in the way to what were his New Year's resolution for the coming year.
Zuckerberg has been organizing weekly internal forums at Facebook, which has been a success. Based on this, CEO held his first Open Forum for Facebook users last month and held another round of it yesterday.
The first forum had revealed why he wears the same shirt everyday, to which he said he does that so he can focus on making choices that he believes really matter.
In a recently help Q&A, Zuckerberg mentioned that the company is thinking about adding a dislike button to Facebook, however, not for the reason you are thinking of.
Introducing a dislike button could be a third way of expressing reactions other than clicking "Like" and leaving comment. One use case of dislike button could be people using it when their friends share unhappy things, like death of a family member.
"People say they don't feel comfortable pressing 'Like,'" Zuckerberg said.
Zuckerberg also talked about the study that Facebook participated two years ago. Facebook had conducted tests on nearly 700,000 users to determine if positive posts made people feel bad.
According to Zuckerberg, Facebook participated in the study because there had been several articles written about Facebook's impact on its users' feelings. "We don't want to make people sad," he said. "That's the type of thing our community should want us to test."
Revealing his personal preferences, Zuckerberg revealed his favorite pizza is Fried chicken.