10 Real Life Stories, Told Using Facebook Reactions

Real Life Stories Told Using Facebook Reactions

When you think of it, Facebook reactions really represent the process of going through an emotional roller coaster – liking, loving, ecstasy, happiness, sadness, anger. And it’s really the process of any good story.

It looks like Facebook reactions have always been there, but they’re fairly new. Facebook added them only in February 2016, exactly 12 years after the birth of the social network, and exactly 7 years after the launch of the famous Like button.The main goal behind Facebook reactions was to enable feature to express a more extensive range of emotions to posts, since not every post is “likeable”. Up until then it was like:
– My grandma died
– Oh, sorry to hear that. ‘Like’

Other social networks and microblogging platforms like Twitter and Tumblr haven’t followed Facebook yet, and they maintain a single reaction model (heart shaped “like”). The same goes for Google Plus, with their +1 button, which, psychologically, can be seen as a more neutral reaction than “like” or “love”.

Feeling emotional? You can experience a full range of emotions by browsing through our comics archives – you’ll like some, you’ll love others. Some will make you pee with laughter, others will make you angry. Some will be so emotional they’ll make you cry, and some will have such low humor you’ll go “Wow what did I just read?”

What YouTube Has Become Lately

This is YouTube lately.

In case you missed it, a while ago Google made a change to YouTube so that only Google Plus accounts would be allowed to comment on the site, thus stripping YouTube of its commentators’ anonymity. YouTube users were  “a tad disappointed“, to say the least – yours truly included.

I actually like Google Plus. I’ve had a personal account there since its early days, and of course a page for C-Section Comics.  I tend to enjoy Google Plus’s features and the content I get through the people I follow there. But forcing people to sign up for GPlus (either through YouTube or through opening a GMail account) so that Google can brag about the “millions of new users GPlus gets each month” isn’t a way to grow the GPlus brand. IMO it may actually achieve the opposite, as people would think “Wow, if Google goes all that trouble to FORCE people to sign up for its social network, it must be a lousy network”  while, as stated,  it’s actually a good network.

Google, I seriously hope you reconsiders this YouTube policy change. And please stop pointing a gun to our heads – if a service is good, we’ll sign up for it. If it’s not, just make it better.

Facebook is Down

I’m embarrassed to say this was an actual string of thoughts that I had a few days ago when I couldn’t log in to Facebook.