Category Archives: Social Media

HAWAIIANS TO MARK ZUCKERBERG: “WHERE’S THE SHAKA BUTTON?”

imageHONOLULU, Hawaii (The Adobo Chronicles) – Starting today, Facebook users will be able to express love, awe, humor and sadness through a click of the button. That is, if you live in Ireland or Spain.

On his Facebook page, Mark Zuckerberg announced the rolling out of new buttons, called ‘Reactions’ to add to the overused and misused ‘Like’ button.

In his message, Zuckerberg said:

“For many years though, people have asked us to add a “dislike” button. Not every moment is a good moment, and sometimes you just want a way to express empathy. These are important moments where you need the power to share more than ever, and a Like might not be the best way to express yourself.

Reactions gives you new ways to express love, awe, humor 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. You’ll be able to express these reactions by long pressing or hovering over the Like button.

We’re starting to test Reactions in Ireland and Spain and will learn from this before we bring the experience to everyone. We hope you like this – or can better express how you’re feeling!”

Many Facebook users have expressed disappointment that the popular social media network still refuses to add a “Dislike” button.

In Hawaii, Native Hawaiians and Hawaii residents are clamoring for even more, like a “Shaka” button.

Also known as a “hang loose” sign, Shaka is a hand expression of ‘Aloha’ which is more than just a casual greeting.

“We need more ways to express ourselves other than just liking or disliking, or letting people know that we’re sad, happy or in awe,” one Hawaii resident said. “We need a button that will allow us to spread the spirit of Aloha.”

Facebook has not returned our calls for reaction to the ‘Shaka’ button movement in Hawaii.

2015 PHILIPPINE BLOGGING AWARDS: VOTING BEGINS!

imageIt’s here! The 2015 Philippine Blogging Awards.

Adobo Chronicles is nominated under the Society and Politics category.

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FACEBOOK’S “DISLIKE” BUTTON IS JUST THE BEGINNING

imageMENLO PARK, California (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Today’s big news was about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that the social media network is finally bringing in a ‘dislike’ button after resisting the suggestion from users for many years.

The announcement was met with mixed reaction — many approving but an equal number fearing that the new button will trigger unnecessary ‘unfriending.’

Well that, too, has been taken care of by Facebook.

Tonight, Zuckerberg also announced that Facebook will simultaneously release an “unfriend” button along with the “unlike” button.

Facebook figured out that the “unlike” button will cause a lot of ill feelings among Facebook friends who would rather unfriend those that disagree with  or criticize their posts or photos.

To make the process of unfriending easier, Facebook has decided to include an “unfriend” button next to the “like,” “dislike,”  “comment” and “share” buttons.

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