For as long as I can remember, the masses were begging, screaming and pleading for a Facebook dislike button.
Whether it was for disliking obnoxious political posts, showing disapproval at lame videos, or showing sadness at tragedies, everyone wanted a dislike button.
Due to the extremely strong and user demand for the dislike button, it felt like only a matter of time before Facebook would release it.
After all, how tough would it be for one of the foremost tech companies on the planet to just plonk a thumbs down button next to the like button and ship it.
The product team at Facebook knew better than to accept a feature request from users at face value and implement it in a jiffy (Developing user-requested features are standard practice at any other friendly neighbourhood tech company).Ignoring the feature request, the product team dug deeper to uncover behind the vocal demand for a dislike button from the users.They discovered that the real issue plaguing the user wasn’t the lack of a dislike button, but the simple truth that not everything in life is likable.The new voluntary initiative streamlines the myriad date labels on consumer products packaging down to just two standard phrases.“BEST If Used By” describes product quality, where the product may not taste or perform as expected but is safe to use or consume.