Category Archives: Social Media


imageSAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – We’re living in the world of the Millennial  generation where economic necessity begets a culture of sharing.

Homeowners share their spare rooms through Airbnb and private car owners share a ride through Uber and Lyft with those who are challenged by mobility — all for a fee, of course.

Economic and social revolution seem to always begin in the most liberal city of America — San Francisco, and the latest experiment, or shall we say, start-up, is no exception.

Today, a new start-up company called SpouseShare broke the champagne bottle and cut the ceremonial ribbon at its headquarters south of Market Street in San Francisco.

It is a new mobile app that connects people who are seeking to share their spouse with a third person, whether in a undocumented domestic relationship or a more formal gay marriage.

The founders of SpouseShare got the idea after encountering a Facebook post in which  three Thai gay men announced their three-some marriage, labeled by The New York Post as a “throuple.”

The new app can be downloaded by logging on to



HONOLULU,  Hawaii (The Adobo Chronicles) – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg today unveiled the new ‘Reactions’ buttons on Facebook which will start rolling out in Spain and Ireland.

The new buttons are Facebook’s response to users’ clamor that a ‘Dislike’ button be added to posts on the social media network.

Instead of a ‘Dislike’ button, Facebook decided in favor of other reactions that would express the user’s expression of love, anger, happiness and awe.

At the same time, Zuckerberg announced that starting next month, Facebook will add another button for its Hawaii special edition.  Facebook users living or visiting Hawaii will be able to respond to posts with a ‘shaka’ sign (also knownb as ‘hang loose) to express their spirit and feeling of Aloha.

Both Native Hawaiians and residents, along with tourists, praised Zuckerberg’s announcement.


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.