You know what I hate? What I really hate? Not being able to "Dislike" something on Facebook. If a "friend" on Facebook splashes Haterade all over my favorite sports team, I want to be able to "Dislike" it. In fact, I should be able to. If a relative just lost their job of 20 years, I couldn't think of a better time to "Dislike" something. I sure can't like it, can I? Save for commenting, the only other option is to ignore it. I hate that.
I sure seem to be in good company with the developers of a brand-new iOS app called "Hater". Hate girls that make a duckface? Hate waiting in line at a restaurant? Hate being hungover? I sure do today. Hate that childhood memory of you dipping saltine crackers into your hot chocolate that made you throw-up coming back to haunt you every once in a while? Why not download the app and let the world know?
If there's one thing to hate about this app, it's only available for Apple products, which I tend to hate. iPhone? In the words of Grumpy Cat, "NO". By the looks of things, this could prove to be a popular app, given all of the things to hate out there. But make no mistake, there could be good uses here as well. Hate cancer? Of course you do - so talk about it on this app. Hate the fact that a good chunk of this world lives in poverty and rarely - if ever - get a proper amount of food to eat? Sounds like a good thing to hate to me.
I think I've filled my quota of hate for this week - and yes, for the record, I hated writing a news post filled with so much hate.
I also wish you could dislike things on Facebook. My cousin's son is a nightmare child. He's about 5 y/o and he's just a destructive, hateful force of nature every time he visits. Then my cousin goes and posts a pic of him sleeping with something like "such and angelic sweetie!". THOSE are the kinds of things I wish I could hit 'dislike' on. Anyway, interesting idea for an app. I hope it doesn't turn into some kind of bullying tool for hapless victims...like my cousin's child...whoops...
LOL! I have those people on my Facebook as well ;-)
The problem of a "Dislike" button is highlighted to me by the likes of Reddit. There, people seem to downvote anything and everything - just because. If you look at any popular story at -all-, it'll have a ton of downvotes. A woman single-handedly saves 10 babies and 20 puppies from a burning house? 8,000 upvotes, 6,000 downvotes. (A fake story of course, but I seriously think that's how the voting would play out).
It's for reasons like these that I think I can understand why Facebook doesn't actually implement a Dislike button. I still wish it would regardless.
hater's gotta hate i guess.
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