16 Aug '11, 5am

More Than 400,000 Facebook Users Hate Reading | Care2 Causes

More Than 400,000 Facebook Users Hate Reading | Care2 Causes

With more than 400,000 Facebook users publicly proclaiming their hatred of reading on their personal profiles, it may appear that technology is now more important to many young people than basic literacy. But a closer look reveals that this strong opinion may be nothing more than a result of the unusual culture of “liking” and “hating” found on the website. For many Facebook users, one of the most enjoyable features of the website is the “Groups” app. Any Facebook-savvy individual can create a group to celebrate (or disparage) virtually any subject. One memorable group titled “I Will Go Slightly Out of My Way to Step on That Crunchy-Looking Leaf ” has 412,090 members and the more recent page “Leggings are NOT Pants ” has been “liked” by 399,845 people. Perhaps frustrated by the continuing lack of a “dislike” button on Facebook (the “Dislike Button ” group has 3,309,517 “li...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/more-than-400000-facebook-use...

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