In what has been hailed as a major update, social networking giant Facebook rolled out a feature today which provides an instant default of 100 likes on any profile picture uploaded by a female user of the website.
This means that you should not be surprised if you come across scenarios like the one pictured here.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook Inc. said in a status posted on his profile:
“At Facebook, our mission is to make the world more connected. Even though that has nothing to do with this, we are beginning with this feature of default likes. We are also in the process of introducing instant 50 comments on such pictures.”
When asked what content the comments will carry, he said, “The text will be different for each comment, but all comments will be positive in nature. Additionally, for female users residing in India, comments like ‘you r so queet…pls add me’ or ‘nise photo yaar, wil u be frandship with me’ – with intentional spelling mistakes – will be added to make them look more authentic.”
The feature has apparently been introduced due to the rising cases of girls developing anxiety disorders, depression or suicidal tendencies as a result of not getting enough likes on their profile pictures.
To demonstrate the feature, Zuckerberg’s wife Priscilla Chan uploaded an image of a stone. The photo immediately received 100 likes.
Talking to Faking News, Zuckerberg also spilled the beans on another feature being planned for women users – Magic Transform. This feature will transform any photo of a female into the nearest possible diva. The idea behind it is to allow females to save on makeup costs, while keeping the number of likes unaffected.
It is rumoured to work in the following manner:
In a related incident, Rahul Gandhi lodged a complaint with the Cyber Crime Cell as his picture too had received the instant 100 likes. When asked to give more details about it, he just said “Women empowerment”. Facebook officials refused to comment on the issue, saying that it was under investigation.
The new feature has brought cheer to female Facebook users around the world, but sparked outrage among male users, especially engineers. “Not 100, but we expect atleast 1 instant like on our pictures. I know so many friends who haven’t seen a like on their pics for years. If they implement this feature for us, it can bring immense happiness and confidence to the engineering community,” an engineer was quoted as saying.