Facebook has rolled out its new emotions - "Love", "Haha", "Wow", "Confused", "Sad", "Angry", which it calls its attempt towards offering empathy with the posts. Interestingly, many users from different countries have claimed that they do not have this functionality yet. Interestingly, many people (including me) from Portugal have reported to seeing the Facebook emotions. Others from other countries, including the US and Finland have reported not seeing them. That means, they cannot see these emotions, except the regular "Like". Moreover, if you offer one of these "emotions" to their posts, they would not receive even a notification. Now this explains why I did not see an overwhelming use of these emotions. It seems Facebook is beta testing with a few of us.
Confusingly large list of emotions.
I still do not have the "yay" emotion, that I can see displayed in many of the items shared by others. I must admit that it now gets a bit confusing with all these emotions listed under the posts as seen above.
Pradeeban Kathiravelu is an Open Source Evangelist. He is a PhD
Researcher at INESC-ID Lisboa/Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade
de Lisboa, Portugal and Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He is
a fellow of Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Distributed Computing
He holds a Master of Science degree, Erasmus Mundus
European Master in Distributed Computing (EMDC), from Instituto Superior
Técnico, Portugal, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He
also holds a Bachelor of the Science of Engineering (Hons) degree,
majoring Computer Science & Engineering, with a first class from the
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He is an old boy of Royal College,
Colombo, Sri Lanka.
His research interests include
Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Distributed Systems, Cloud Computing,
Web Services, BigData in Biomedical Informatics, and Data mining. He is
highly interested in FOSS development, and is an active participant of
the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program since 2009, as a student and as