Internet

Sympathy on Facebook: where is it?

You yourself and your Facebook contacts have probably posted some news feeds which cannot be “liked” because it would be unethical. You lose your job, breake up with your partner, or have a car accident and share the news with your friends. In such cases, I wish there was some dislike button so that I can show the friend that I pity her. Sometimes you do not want to say anything but show that you sympathize with the person. Well, Facebook seems to be aware of it.

During a compassion research day held by Facebook, people were invited to provide their suggestions on how Facebook could be improved. It turned out that Facebook had been working on changing the “like” button to a new one which would you help to express sympathy. Unfortunately, it would not work on every post.  According to Dan Muriello, “A lot of people were very excited. But we made a decision that it was not exactly the right time to launch that product. Yet”.

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Hello World and goodbye Aartemis

My first blog is about technology or rather computers and the Internet. Today’s topic is aartimis, a search engine, which you can access directly from any internet browser. The reason why I want to talk about this search engine which looks rather interesting and attractive is that it is distributed in unacceptable ways. Aartemis, or aartemis.com, is reported to hijack Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, which results in the changes of the home page, new tab, and search provider.

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