Liz Stinson and Margaret Rhodes from WIRED Magazine have come up with alternative social media buttons in light of Facebook's long awaited "dislike button".Conveying your feelings with just a single button or picture is difficult but WIRED has the right idea -- creating buttons that better suggest empathy rather than a simple thumbs up or down.
The ear button or the "I hear you" button is a suggested icon that applies to many various scenarios while agreeing with opinions people my post on social media. It's perfect for providing empathy in difficult situations and sounds much more encouraging than a simple "like."
The most innovative button the team came up with is the "hands holding a heart" button. This dynamic icon clearly conveys the message of empathy, while incorporating messages of support and solidarity.