May 1, 2018 - Written By Daniel Fuller Social giant Facebook recently started giving some users the option to upvote and downvote posts a la Reddit, and it seems that feature is now starting to roll out to a wider subset of users, though the company has yet to confirm that. As such, there is obviously no news on who’s going to have the new feature rolled out next, when the rollout will expand again, or when the feature will reach all users, provided it has even been greenlit. The latest rollout seems to be centered on Australia and New Zealand.The new Facebook feature that’s being referred to comes in the form of upvote and downvote buttons on public posts and comments. They manifest almost identically to how they’re seen on Reddit, but rather than supplanting the like and reaction system, they act as a sort of community vetting mechanism. The buttons are not for liking and disliking posts as seen on Reddit, but instead for revealing posts and comments that are … [Read more...] about More Facebook Users Now Seeing Upvotes, Downvotes On Comments
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While we’re unlikely to ever see a dedicated ‘dislike’ button on Facebook, the social network did start testing a Reddit-style ‘downvote’ button on five percent of US Android users earlier this year. It appears that the trail is proving successful, as it’s being rolled to more people in other locations. Several Facebook users in Australia and New Zealand tweeted their surprise at seeing the up and down arrows appearing next to certain comments. As with the US tests, these only show up on public Page posts, not on posts from Groups, public figures, or general users. Hmmmm. Not sure I like the Upvote and Downvote feature of Facebook. Time will tell I guess. pic.twitter.com/hxvjW7HaTX — BEN SLATER (@iambenslater) April 29, 2018 Facebook wants the upvote option to be used for comments that are helpful or insightful, while the downvote button is for “bad comments” that have “bad intentions or [are] disrespectful.” The … [Read more...] about Facebook’s ‘downvote button’ test expands to more locations
Zuckerberg in second day of Congress testimony Facebook chief's body language revealed What we learnt from the first day of testimony Photo reveals answers to questions he wasn't asked Mark Zuckerberg has indicated Facebook is considering investigating researchers at the University of Cambridge, where the researcher at the centre of a data breach affecting 87m users was based. Speaking on day two of his testimony to US lawmakers, the Facebook founder and chief said his company had found "a whole programme associated with Cambridge University". He said: "There were a number of other researchers [there] building similar apps. So, we do need to understand whether there was something bad going on at Cambridge University overall that will require a stronger reaction from us." A spokeswoman for the university said: "We would be surprised if Mr Zuckerberg was only now aware of research at the University of Cambridge looking at what an individual’s Facebook data … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook investigating Cambridge University researchers
Facebook just can't catch a break -- not that many think it should.It's been almost a month since the Cambridge Analytica story first broke. Since then, there's been a firehose of bad news about Facebook's privacy and data practices that's called into question if the tech giant can act with its users' (and its shareholders') best interests at heart. Read also: Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica harvested data on 50 million Facebook profiles to help target votersThis week, Facebook admitted that as many as 87 million users may have had their data "improperly shared" with the voter profiling data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica.Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer, has been doing the fire-fighting rounds, trying to disaster-manage the scandal. She did a lengthy interview with NBC News, where she described how the company "should" have come clean to its users about the mass data exfiltration, and it "should" have checked that Cambridge Analytica deleted the collected data … [Read more...] about On Facebook, Zuckerberg gets privacy and you get nothing
0 Have your say Facebook has changed its ‘Like’ feature, by adding five new emoji options in a system dubbed ‘Reactions’. The changes to perhaps the website’s most fundamental feature are sure to be a cause for great discussion. Users have long been requesting a way of expressing more varied opinions on posts, since, as Zuckerberg puts it: “When you only have a Like button, if you share a sad piece of content or something that makes you angry, people may not have the tool to react to it.”CLICK HERE TO ‘LIKE’ THE YEP ON FACEBOOKThe new buttons - five emoji-style faces for “love”, “haha”, “wow”, “sad” and “angry” - have now been rolled out to the site’s 1.5 billion users.Testing took place in various places including Spain and Ireland, but beta testers rejected a sixth button with a smiling face with rosy cheeks. Called “yay”, the response was … [Read more...] about Do you ‘Like’ the new Facebook icons?