In a Facebook “Townhall Q&A,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed the question of adding a “dislike” button. Zuckerberg acknowledged that while “there are more sentiments that people want to express than positivity or that they like something"— such as when users share sad news or post about current events — they have to figure out the appropriate way to create the added functionality so it doesn’t become a way for users to put each other down.
Below we’ve collected the best Zuckerberg quotes from the Facebook Townhall Q&A that haven’t yet been posted online.
- “The first girl I had sex with said she ‘disliked’ my penis so we don’t use that word around here.”
- “We tested an ‘I disagree with your political view but I respect your right to state it’ button but it, ah, didn’t get much traction.”
- “We got your requests and I’m happy to announce we’re developing a ‘Fuck You’ button prototype for when people post Buzzfeed quizzes.”
- “We’re also beta-testing a whole new site called Racist Facebook, where racists can go and comment bigoted things and share horrible memes and misinformed articles. The problem with this is that it might siphon off roughly 85% of Facebook’s users.”
- “Following U2’s lead, that Messenger App no one wants to download is automatically in your phone now.”
- “I’m so close to finishing coding Facebook for ants, but I can’t figure out their version of a ‘thumbs up.’”
- “Now time for me to ask all of you a question: Do you guys think these sunglasses make me look cool?”
- “We’re partnering with Gatorade to create a ‘Be Like Mike’ button, which will automatically improve the status you just read by making it somehow about Michael Jordan.”
- “Um, yes the carpet does match the drapes, but if we could keep these to Facebook-related questions that’d be great.”
- “OK, I’ve already answered this but I can repeat it: We will never have a ‘dislike’ button. It could too easily be used to make people feel bad. I mean, what would come next? A website where at the end of each piece of content you have the option to select ‘DIE’ or something? We have a little more faith in humanity than that.”