Why we need the ‘I don’t care’ button on Facebook (infographic)

7 Mar 2013

If you’re sick of scrolling through meaningless, nonsensical and eye-roll inducing status updates on Facebook, you’re not alone. A new infographic makes a humourous case for why the social networking giant needs to implement an ‘I don’t care’ button alongside its ‘Like’ button.

The infographic designed by The Maple Kind and published on Visual.ly lays out examples of the kind of status updates that readers couldn’t give a fig about, as well as reasons why an ‘I don’t care’ button would be beneficial.

For instance, an ‘I don’t care’ button on Facebook would result in a lot less frustration for users and no stress-induced consequences that result from reading irrelevant status updates.

The infographic even offers examples of other buttons Facebook probably needs to implement, such as ‘Man, you’re 35’, and ‘get a life’.


Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic