Totally Like Whatever

The Facebook Like button is clicked on more than 6 billion times a day. Making a change to the user experience around “liking” something on Facebook is a risky move. But it’s apparently one that executives at the social networking juggernaut are willing to take, because many of them (and many of us) find the current experience too limiting. The solution is something called Reactions. “It will arrive soon. And it will expand the range of Facebook-compatible human emotions from one to six.” (I know this all seems a little frivolous. But this is where we live now. Technology news is the new local news.) From BloombergBusinessweek: Inside Facebook’s Decision to Blow Up the Like Button.

+ Let’s look at a couple of other numbers that help illustrate the scope of our tech habit. First, there’s this detail from Apple’s earnings call: “Apple sold an average of 34,000 iPhones per hour, 24 hours a day for 13 consecutive weeks.” And Amazon now has 54 million Prime members.

Copied to Clipboard