Shopgirl: Facebook expands 'like' button to express more emotions

Facebook users have been asking for a “dislike” button for years, and Facebook has sort of answered that request.


This week, Facebook launched Facebook Reactions, expanding the “like” button into five different feelings. Users can now hold down the “like” button and expand options to “love,” “haha,” “wow,” “sad” and “angry.”

This makes it a lot easier to respond to posts that aren’t necessarily happy things, such as a controversial news article or news of an upsetting diagnosis. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen someone leave a clarifying comment saying something to the effect of “I “liked” this, but I don’t like it.”


WHAT’S TRENDY: I’m not a girl that wears many pastels or florals, but for some reason the depths of winter also make me think that this will be the year I kick off spring in a very spring-y way. This year is no different, and I’m already coveting several spring lines that have gotten the spring vibe across without necessarily looking like Strawberry Shortcake.

Gap has a pastel blue flare jean that looks like a super light wash from far away, but is actually a chino-meets-denim textile. I love it, and it dresses up a flare jean in a way that would look great with a flowy white shirt and metallic sandals.

Bill Blass has an absolutely show-stopping blush pink (close to Pantone’s Color of the Year) robe coat that moves and floats in a beautiful way. The color is so flattering, and the weight is perfect for days you don’t really need a coat, but don’t really want to go without one, either.


WHAT’S AFFORDABLE: The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is holding a seminar titled Starting a Business to help you to, well, start your own business.

Business experts will talk on topics ranging from legal and insurance considerations to personal traits of an entrepreneur, and the event takes place Thursday, March 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. so you don’t even have to skip your day job.

The seminar is $69 and comes with a textbook, a copy of the presentation materials and additional handouts that will arm you with information to help you start a business.

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