Sometimes, the reactions Facebook provides just aren’t enough. Sometimes, you do more than like/love/haha a post. There are times when being angry or sad about a post doesn’t capture the full emotion. Sometimes you hate a racist video. Sometimes you feel eternally torn apart by that video. Sometimes, a post restores your faith in humanity. There are no options for those reactions.
There are no options available for that feeling when a post challenges your understanding of life. There are no options for my reaction to a video of a man calling people like me “monkeys.” Absolutely none.
Elliot is pursuing his master’s in Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He writes about culture and entertainment, and has made approximately $7.99 in sales from his underground rap career. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow him on Twitter @ecwilliams30.