WHO Reports Decrease In Suicides Worldwide Since The Addition of the “Like” Button On Facebook

4 Aug

WASHINGTON – Facebook has brought humanity many things. It has connected people who otherwise wouldn’t have met, provided an outlet where folks can vent, express their opinions on subjects important to them, and allowed users to socialize with close friends, acquaintances, and family members in their lives. A recent study by the World Health Organization has discovered that with the invention of the “like” button, there has been a significant decrease in suicides worldwide. In fact, suicides are down on average 20 % since the feature’s creation. Said Zuckerberg, “We added the ‘like’ feature because we knew that our users enjoy positive feedback from those with whom they have contact. When we included it, we had no idea we would preventing suicides and improving our users’ self-esteems but if we have made the world a better place for those who otherwise would have remained depressed, we were more than happy to do so.”

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