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REVEALED: MARK ZUCKERBERG’S PLAN TO PHASE OUT FACEBOOK

Mark, Max and Priscilla
Mark, Max and Priscilla

MENLO PARK, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – What a difference a new-born baby makes.

To welcome the birth of their baby daughter Max, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced a new initiative in which they will donate 99% of their wealth to charity. Most of that money, in excess of $45 Billion, is coming from Facebook, the highly successful social media network founded by Zuckerberg.

With just 1% of his assets remaining — after the donation — there is no way Zuckerberg can continue to sustain Facebook operations, and that’s a big concern among the social media network’s more than 1.5 Billion users.

That concern  was just confirmed today as Zuckerberg announced that he will be gradually phasing out Facebook in the next 5 years or so.  He and Priscilla will be focusing on raising their daughter in an environment free of social media.

This latest announcement by Zuckerberg energized the people behind ELLO, the Facebook-like social media network launched last year but didn’t quite take off fabulously as anticipated.

So if you’re a Facebook addict or if your social life is totally based on Zuckerberg’s Internet platform, it’s time to make plans for the future  — the very near future in fact.

MARK ZUCKERBERG UNVEILS NEW ‘REACTIONS’ BUTTONS, HAWAII EDITION

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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.

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.