I Feel Your Pain Button

A friend of mine recently said to me that there is a need for an “I feel your pain” button on Facebook – something that allows you to express the sympathy that we often want to express by clicking “like” but refrain from doing because “like” sounds as though we are taking pleasure in their pain.

What do you think about having an “I feel your pain” button? What other buttons would you add to Facebook posts?

 

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  • Ian

    Its funny how things once common are lost, and then need reinventing.

    We used to do this with emoticons, smilies and emoji, back in the day.

    You’d get threads of

    “My dog died”
    “:(”
    “:( :x”
    “TT”
    “*hugs*”

    was much more personal that the one-verb-to-rule-them-all approach.

    • Being old as the hills (55), I am not good at remembering what these emoticons mean nor which one to write. So, a simple button is helpful to geezers like me.

      • Ian

        There’s no reason not to have a button too. And the beauty of emoji is that nobody knows all of them. You use a few you are comfortable with.

  • This is clearly a great button!

    Other ones I would use very frequently are:

    1) Everything I am going to say is very uncertain
    2) Conservatives and Liberals are dumb
    3) I’ve lost my keys
    4) Do you have a boyfriend?

    Of course, I was joking concerning 4) since I am not the type of guys liking to embarrass young ladies on Facebook.

    Lovely greetings from Europe.
    Lothars Sohn – Lothar’s son

    http://lotharlorraine.wordpress.com

  • Yes we need something. I too find it difficult to hit the like button to share my sympathy.

  • David Evans

    My response to anyone saying “I feel your pain button” would be “Please don’t push it”.