Will Facebook’s New Reactions Reduce Written Comments?

Will Facebook’s New Reactions Reduce Written Comments?

San Jose Mercury News ~ February 26th, 2016 | I have mixed feelings about Facebook’s new Reactions product. On one hand, I applaud the company for offering users a wider range of emotional responses they can easily make to other people’s posts but I worry that it might cause some to make fewer comments the old-fashioned way, by typing their original thoughts.

Until Wednesday, the only way you could acknowledge a person’s post with a single click was to “like” it. That’s fine for responding to something positive, but not if the person just posted that his dog died or that she got laid off from her job.

With the new Reactions, you can now hover over the Like button and also choose Love, Haha, Wow, Sad or Angry.

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