During a public Question & Answer session at Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) headquarters in Northern California, Facebook CEO revealed he not in favor of the ‘dislike’ button on the social networking site. This was the CEO’s second public meeting with the audience where he answered a series of questions.
Zuckerberg compared the event to the company’s weekly Q&A session with employees and also spoke about privacy policies, graph search. He mentioned that ‘like’ and ‘dislike’ button could lead to judging posts of users. The 30-year-old CEO stated that it’s not something good for the world and needed a right way to figure a way of expressing emotions.
“The thing I think is very valuable is that there are more sentiments that people want to express,” said Zuckerberg.
The event was broadcasted live via webcast and the CEO also answered questions posted by users through videos. Questions were raised about the inability to change usernames in the social-networking site faced criticism from certain celebrities as the company limits each person to one username. Zuckerberg explained that having multiple names made user identities less-reflective. The statement regarding the ‘dislike’ button was expected as the button will lead to a drop in the advertising revenue in case users tag promotions with “dislikes.”
The CEO revealed his plans regarding a new service called safety check where users can inform their loved ones during ant disasters or emergencies. The first pilot for safety check was launched in the Philippines last week. The site will bring Graph search in other languages like Spanish and the feature is set to be rolled out for desktops and iOS devices this week as beta testing as ended. Zuckerberg added that he wanted to get the feature right and has been requested by users for a long time. The feature allowed users to find people based on the education, age and others within the site.
Earlier in November, when Mark Zuckerberg faced his first public Q&A session, he answered a series of questions posted by users, including the question on why he forced users to install the Facebook Messenger app. The CEO mentioned that the site would be mostly comprised of videos in the next five years, though he did not reveal the company’s plans.
In the November’s interview, regarding the Messenger app the CEO admitted that it was a ‘big ask’ to users to download the app, but promised to deliver a better experience in the future. As users expected a not-so-serious answer from Zuckerberg on why he was wearing a gray T-shirt everyday he stated that he does not wish to waste his time on silly things. On saying this, he also added that Steve Jobs also wear uniforms as black turtleneck. He also added that, Facebook is becoming a hub for encouraging entrepreneurship and it helps others to start their own business.