The media has exploded over the recent proposed changes in social media. With Facebook introducing their new 'reactions' to replace the simple 'like' and Twitter's character limit increasing to 10,000, there has been much controversy. Will the tech-savvy members of society be able to adapt to the idea of a choice of emotions and longer updates?
People like social media because it allows them quick bites of information or a fast way to acknowledge their friend's promotion at work - these new changes seem to contradict the integral elements of the platforms entirely.
Of course, if the alterations are made permanent, people will adjust, but this doesn't mean they will like it, especially in the world of 140 characters that we currently live in.
The social networking giant is about to roll out emoji-style Reactions, which will allow you to express your feelings in a more nuanced fashion. In the conference call with analysts after Facebook's blockbuster financial results, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that Reactions - which are being tested in Spain, Ireland and a few other places - would be shown everywhere "pretty soon". The idea, the chief executive said, is to add "a little bit of complexity" to something that is very simple. "When you only have a like button, if you share a sad piece of content or something that makes you angry, people may not have the tool to react to it."