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Facebookers Like The Idea Of A 'Sympathize' Button

The long-coveted "dislike" button may never make its way Facebook. But a Facebook engineer said Thursday that the social network has informally experimented with an alternative to "like": specifically, the "sympathize" button.

Facebook's members have for years demanded a less cheery way to quickly respond to friends' posts, pointing out that "liking" becomes awkward and inappropriate when someone posts about a breakup, a death or even just a bad day.


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