Facebook finally create a dislike button

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It seems that Facebook has finally given in to the demands of its users and is working on a ‘dislike’ button.

Whilst it seems to be the perfect companion to their world famous ‘like’ system, it’s something that Mark Zuckerberg and his team have strenuously resisted in the past, fearing that the ability to dislike somebody’s news, tastes or updates will create an antagonistic atmosphere.

Of course you can already argue with your Facebook friends to your heart’s content in the comments section but most people are socially aware enough to not just jump in with two feet whenever you don’t like something, that’s usually reserved for more ideological disagreements.

Facebook say they want the new feature to express condolence or sympathy, because lets face it you shouldn’t be ‘liking’ somebody’s upsetting news. I can’t help feeling they should have called it a sympathy button instead of the harsh dislike. Maybe the huge global presence should have tried something different instead of sticking so closely to its brand on this one.

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Sponsors Show Support for Djokovic’s Wimbledon success!

After a dramatic nail biter of a grand slam on Sunday, Novak Djokovic pipped Roger Federer to the post and claimed the title of Wimbledon 2014.

Novak has several really huge sponsors at the moment – you might have spotted him in the new Peugeot advert or noticed his endless supply of Head branded rackets on court – all of whom took to the Twitterverse over the weekend to show their support for the tennis star.

If you were one of the millions watching the match, I’m sure you’ll agree that it was a truly great final and fantastic news for Novak, who dedicated his win to his fiancé and their unborn baby, before thanking Federer for “letting him win”.

Well done Novak, fingers crossed I’ll see my own little tennis star winning Wimbledon one day!

The Facebook Facelift

When I first heard of this latest Facebook craze, I was a bit confused to say the least! Upon learning of the term “Facebook Facelift”, I thought perhaps some entrepreneurial graduate had set up a business whereby Facebook users were paying to have their photos professionally touched up and optimised.

Oh no. How naïve of me – The truth is that India is experiencing a surge in plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures as our Asian counterparts fight for the perfect profile picture.

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It’s reported that users in their 20s and 30s are going under the knife, getting laser skin treatment, chin augmentation and rhinoplasty, among other procedures, to enhance their romantic chances.

One user is quoted as saying: “If you don’t look good on Facebook, then how will you make contacts? I got laser surgery and … I’m getting a lot of marriage proposals since the stitch marks were fixed.”

To a country that is not averse to image alterations – famously being home to the first nose job too – It would appear that Indians are using Facebook as a dating tool and in doing so desire to look their very best to arrange meet-ups. In this instance, Photoshop can obviously only do so much.

Is it a sad reality of the digital age that Facebook has such an influence on vast populations? I see this as another clear demonstration of the grip that Facebook is having on our generation. Let’s face it, since it’s launch in 2005, Facebook has had an effect on the way we all live our lives arguably both positively and negatively.

I say both positively and negatively because I recognise both traits in my own use of Facebook. As a great communication tool, Facebook is keeping friends and family in touch and it’s easier than ever to message one another. On the negative side, I find myself often neglecting the company I’m with in order to update my profile. I suppose many of us are guilty of a quick “check-in” here and there, or a brief status update just because we can.

Do you find that Facebook is slowly taking over your life?

Boys, Be Bold

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With geometric patterns all the rage last year, it’s interesting to see colour blocking emerge as the latest trend in menswear for spring.

As we all begin booking our summer holidays and scouring the high street for the latest beachwear in preparation, we’re seeing oxblood and mustard shades wane in favour of bright cyan and magenta.

The idea of colour blocking allows great creativity with relative flexibility to your wardrobe. Colour clashes are almost encouraged as the most vibrant of hues can be teamed with…[Read More]