3 Funny Alternatives to the Like Button on Facebook
Facebook Like Button
The Like Button
If you are on Facebook, you likely click the Like button on a post at least once during your session on the social media network. Deciding to Like a post can be formed by a number of emotions, leading you to wonder if there should be alternatives to the Like button on Facebook. Here are funny suggestions to start the conversation.
How The Button Works
Once the Like button is pressed, it is replaced by a thumbs-up symbol with your user name attached (if users hover over the icon).
The person who posted the content that you choose to Like is notified by a big red "1" at the top of the Facebook menu. That person is emailed as well to notify that you like the post, if that setting is approved on the user profile. The post also reappears on the electronic feed.
Those are a lot of notifications! Well then, this Like business must be a very important concept to consider!
What Can You Like On Facebook?
There is a variety of posts to read and Like, including:
- Status Updates
You may press the Like button attached to these items for a variety of reasons. Let's see if some alternatives words than Like would make more sense on Facebook.
A Facebook Alternative
Alternatives To The Like Button
The Love It button could be added to Facebook. The new button would apply to all posted items to which you just cannot resist indicating your positive emotions.
There is a larger degree of connection to the quote or article post than is able to be communicated by the word "like". The swelling of love needs to be shown to the other users on the social media network.
Perhaps a big heart could be the symbol beside this new alternative button.
Hey, I Read It
Another proposal to Facebook is for a Hey, I Read It. Notice Me button. The button would be used when you want to be given a standing ovation for reading or noticing the post. Two other ways to word this button could be, Say Hi To Me and Ask Me About My Day.
These people are likely attention-seekers on many other social media networks as well.
Another Funny For Social Media
I Have No Idea
Perhaps you will back this funny alternative to the Like button more. Think about whether you would cast your vote for the I Have No Idea What You Are Talking About button.
The button would be pressed when, after you read the Facebook content, you suffer from the, "I don't understand what I just read" condition.
Symptoms of the social media-based condition include:
- Nauseous feeling
- Looking for a dictionary
- Second browser opened to look for a related link to explain the meaning of the content
I'm Sorry, Thinking Of You
When someone posts a sad status update on Facebook and you are not sure how to respond online, it would be nice to have an alternative other than the Like button.
For example, your co-worker posts that she is sad that her grandpa is sick. You are not sure what to type as you don't know the co-worker very well, yet you still want to show that you care about the sad situation. Hitting Like seems in bad taste. You do not Like that he is sick or that your co-worker is sad about the illness, yet you want to show support.
In such a situation, the I'm Sorry, Thinking Of You button would be a great Facebook alternative. All that you would need to do is to press of the symbol of a sad face attached to the post. You have shown sympathy and do not need to stumble to type fitting words. The co-worker would be appreciative of the tone set by the new button.
Too Much Information
A final alternative to the Facebook Like button is the You Are Revealing Way Too Much Personal Information button.
Reasons to press this funny button include:
- To notify a person that he or she needs to reveal fewer details on the particular profile
- To gently suggest to the profile user that removing the posted links would be in his or her best interests
- To bring a person back to the reality that the social media network is not a private place as the information can be accessed by third parties
- Serves as a useful alternative to, "Yikes! I really did NOT need to see that!"
The button could be attached to photos of drunken people or to a status update from a female who explains that just got her nipples pierced. Are you so sure you want to share these personal moments with other Facebook users?
Too Much Information: A Funny Facebook Alternative
There are times when the Facebook Like button just doesn't seem to do justice in the situation. A variety of alternative buttons would be nice to have on the social media network.
Perhaps modified buttons will be introduced by Facebook in the near future. I have to admit, that would be a situation worthy of a thumbs up AND a comment from me!
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