Facebook forever changed the way its 1.59 billion users interact with their family, friends, and favorite interests this week when they rolled out the new "Reactions" feature, an update to the ubiquitous Like button.
"We’ve been listening to people and know that there should be more ways to easily and quickly express how something you see in News Feed makes you feel," Facebook's Sammy Krug says on FB's Newsroom blog.
"That’s why today we are launching Reactions, an extension of the Like button, to give you more ways to share your reaction to a post in a quick and easy way."
The six new reactions -- "Like," "Love," "Haha," "Wow," "Sad," and "Angry" -- are well-appreciated additions to those posts where simply a "Like" wouldn't do. (Take for instance, bad news, shocking news, and so on.)
It must have crossed Facebook's mind that when they rolled out Reactions that pandemonium would ensue. How, you ask?
Will "Haha" be used only for things intended to be funny? Of course not. Can "Sad" be used to describe things that make other people happy? Yes, of course; this is Earth, where people all have different opinions and lots and lots of people are terrible and trolltastic.
I just know everyone on the Internet will be on their
best worst behavior with these new Reactions, so I decided to show you exactly how chaos and entropy will inevitably follow this new update below.
The "Love" reaction
The "Angry" reaction
(TBH, I might actually use this one this way in real life.)
The "Wow" reaction
(This one, too.)
The "Sad" reaction
The "Haha" reaction
(Why these people unfriended me yet, I will never know.)
And of course, the original 'Like'
Let's all sit back and watch the "Reactions," y'all.