There is really no point questioning the selection of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s baby-faced founder, as Time Magazine’s Man of the Year. What he has created is a phenomenal universe onto itself: an insular, isolated utopia where everything is governed by rules, observances and protocols. It even has its own language.
But imagine if you could Hate a business, idea or link on Facebook. We were discussing this around the boardroom table yesterday. Imagine if clicking on a Hate button produced a negative sound: a fart, or a boo, or an irritated growl.
That sure would be a lot more fun, and it would allow those counter-culture businesses to move comfortably in. It would also help mitigate the relentless chirpy feel-good positivism of the site, which just doesn’t feel real.
As it stands now, Facebook seems too much like Up With People for its own good.
Do you Hate this idea?