EnemyGraph Lets Facebook Users 'Enemy' Their Dislikes
A new Facebook plug-in lets users declare their dislikes on the social networking site.
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BY MALLORY PERRYMAN
ANCHOR CARISSA LOETHEN
Forget friending — a new app wants you to declare your enemies on Facebook. Fox News explains .
“It’s called the EnemyGraph Facebook app so with just one click you can identify all the things, whether online or in the real world, that you simply don’t like.”
CNN says since Facebook lacks a dislike button — this is next-best-thing. The plug-in lets you “enemy” people, places, or things — and a blogger for Geek.com describes it as a place for ...
“...negative Nancys and Debbie Downers ... to expend all that pent-up hatred.”
But according to WFLX — the app’s developers say EnemyGraph is more than a place for haters to hate.
“Developers say there's a certain amount of health inn saying you don't like something and that something is your enemy because you can create conversations about that and bond with people.”
The developers say Facebook’s “like” button puts too much emphasis on friendships and happiness.
A blogger for the Daily Wildcat agrees .
“While people may argue they use the site to stay in touch or to network … In reality, people are sitting alone … only looking at what people want them to see. Facebook is artificial, and [this] new app brings some much-needed authenticity into the picture.”
KSAZ notes the app is opt-in and not an official part of Facebook. The station’s new media expert explains, the app has some privacy protections.
“You actually become friends with somebody before you can mark them as an enemy. So it sounds a little counterintuitive but it’s sort of a safety barrier so that you’re not out there making the giant hit list of enemies.”
Finally —the app keeps a running list of the most “enemied” items. WRTV has it .
“The most popular dislikes... Justin Bieber, Farmville and Crocs.”
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