Facebook Button Allowed Users To ‘Sympathise’ With Other People’s Kids
FACEBOOK has a new button. Press it and you can “sympathise” with another Facebooker you don’t know well enough to call on the phone or speak to directly.
The “sympathise” button will do what the “like” button cannot, such as when someone has written through the grief that their parents have died. The update “My mum died in fireball [sad face]” will not get lots of “likes”. Well, not unless it was what she wanted and strangers despised her.
But the best thing is that those of us who cringe when needy parents post pictures of their average kids on Facebook in the hope that everyone writes back “so amazing” and “gorgeous” can now hit the “sympathise” button and cackle heartily…