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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.

ADOBO CHRONICLES’ “NAME MARK ZUCKERBERG’S BABY” CONTEST

The Zuckerbergs (Photo courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg)
The Zuckerbergs (Photo courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg)

PALO ALTO, California (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have announced that they are having a baby girl. This, after revealing that she has had several  miscarriages.

The proud parents posted a family photo with their dog Beast on Facebook.

Zuckerberg even revealed that during an ultrasound, the baby gave him a thumbs up in the tradition of a Facebook ‘Like.’ “She is already part of our Facebook community,” he said.

Today, Zuckerberg also announced that he has designated The Adobo Chronicles® to conduct an official worldwide contest to name the baby girl.

“We are deeply indebted to the Facebook community and we would like our members and followers  to be actively involved in our child’s life,” said Zuckerberg.

The winner of the contest will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a godparent for the first Facebook baby.

So put on your thinking caps and send us your suggested names through the comments section below.

And make sure to ‘like’ the name you think should be chosen for baby Zuckerberg!

The contest ends on Labor Day (the holiday, not the day Priscilla will go on labor).

FACEBOOK BUYS OUT ELLO FOR $10 Million

imageMenlo Park, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – No one messes with a drag queen, and no one messes with Mark Zuckerberg either.

Just hours after Facebook issued an apology to drag queens and performers for requiring them to use only their real names in setting up their accounts, Zuckerberg announced that Facebook has closed a deal to buy out Ello for $10 Million.

Ello is the new, invite-only social networking site that was being touted as an ads-free alternative to Facebook without any restriction on the use of drag, pseudo or stage names. Many disgruntled Facebook account holders were migrating in droves to Ello in protest of the giant social netoworking site’s real names policy. Well, at least until Facebook apologized to the drag and performing communities.

Everyone is claiming victory. The drag queens are happy that they can now continue with or restore their pseudo names.  Facebook just got rid of a potential competitor. And the people behind Ello are $10 Million dollars richer.

All’s well that ends well.