Thursday December 5, 2019

Nadine O'Regan: A new rule of thumb

New 'empathy' button from Facebook throws up even more online dilemmas

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

20th September, 2015
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook

We’ve all been there. Someone shares something sad and awful on Facebook, the revelation, perhaps, that their grandparent has died; or they have to emigrate to Australia; or that they’re frantically worried because their beloved cat has gone missing – and then you do the stupid thing. You press the button that says you ‘like’ this post they have shared. Then you look at the screen and that glaring thumbs up icon, and think to...

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