Dr Andy Marks, Daily Telegraph, 9 April 2018
We can give the thumbs-up. Heck, we can even be angry, sad, surprised, ecstatic or loved-up, but Facebook will never grant users a thumbs-down button. Why? Because the embattled social media goliath wants us to have “more meaningful interactions” with each other. Of course it does.
But what if people are finding meaning via the things they dislike? Aren’t those interactions worth understanding? Our current and previous prime ministers have notched up 60 consecutive Newspoll “thumbs down” between them. The prior three stints at the top job - barring Kevin Rudd’s fleeting honeymoon phase - didn’t fair much better.
All this negativity yet the wheels of government keep turning.