Facebook Considering "Sympathize" Button

It's a little awkward to "like" a firing or death


Facebook is considering giving its users a less cheery alternative to the 'like' option: a 'sympathise' button. Many people come across a sad status update from a friend while browsing the popular social networking site—that they have been fired; they have had a death in the family; some unfortunate event or may be just a bad day.

They want to show the person they care, but do not know him or her well enough to say anything that does not sound trite.