Facebook has really come a long way since its birth 11 years ago.
Starting out as solely a medium to connect with other people, the brainchild of Mark Zuckerberg and co. has already turned into a part of (almost) everyone's lives—especially here at the touted "Social Media Capital of the World," where some telcos are offering access to it for free.
A lot of features and updates have already come out since the giant social network's conception , one of which is the oft-abused thumbs up sticker:
Initially seen in comment boxes, the power of the animated affirmative sign has extended to a much more personal level, via the FB Messenger app. Now, you can basically agree with someone without having to look like a convo-breaking douche with "K."
And while the thumbs-up emoticon represents affirmation, there are still a number of instances in which using it as a reply could be a bit off or outright wrong.
We try to identify them here...
1) HER LENGTHY ANNIVERSARY GREETINGS
2) YOUR PARENTS' SERMON
Thankfully, your parents aren't that well-versed with FB (beyond embarassingly posting and commenting on your photos). Doesn't matter; you can talk when you get home.
3) DONATION REQUESTS
Better if you just reply with a simple 'Maybe next time'...
4) 'LIKE' REQUESTS
You are clearly not following instructions.
5) YOUR BEST BUD'S RANT
Or risk being judged. "What a friend."
6) BAD NEWS (OBVIOUSLY)
Do we really need to explain?
7) DUBIOUS INVITATIONS
They might mistake you for being interested, you know.
Whether of the romantic or the grim kind.