Reactions: Not everything in life is Likable
Geoff Teehan

I’m so glad to see Reactions being pushed to all users. “Like” has been interesting to me because it’s easy, it represents appreciation… but it also represents attention. So even stories from people whom I don’t have the closest of friendships with are easy to just “like”. And so although this addresses a major problem of diversifying online, remote response to stories that people share, I feel it can also bridge friendships. Kudos to the Facebook Design team for not only being transparent about the triumphs and grit of Reaction iterations, but also for releasing a feature that will allow people — with strained relationships, relationships collecting dust, and relationships yet to be formed — to be more transparent with each other.

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