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8 Chat Situations When Replying With FB's Thumbs-Up Sign Is A No-No

It's not a 'one-sign-fits-all' tool.
by John Paulo Aguilera | Sep 11, 2015
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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:

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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

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Breakup imminent.


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

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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

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Or risk being judged. "What a friend."


6)    BAD NEWS (OBVIOUSLY)

Do we really need to explain?


7)    DUBIOUS INVITATIONS

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They might mistake you for being interested, you know.


8)    CONFESSIONS

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Whether of the romantic or the grim kind.

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