As the world grapples with what to think of Facebook’s historic changes to its trademark “like” system, Hong Kong netizens seem to be adapting to the new features remarkably quickly.
The latest post by Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung on his personal Facebook page has been bombarded with tens of thousands of newly-introduced “angry” emojis.
At this time on the post, “angry” emojis number more than 40,000, while traditional likes are at nearly 1,000 and “sad” emojis over 200.
Leung signed up for Facebook last year, seemingly to show off pictures of his formidable gardening skills. While allowing users to like or unlike his posts and page, he did not permit public comments on any of his posts.
But thanks to Facebook’s change, user can now make their emotions felt, and that emotion would appear to be anger with all of his recent posts receiving thousands upon thousands of “angry” emoji responses, even ones that only contain his dogs:
That’s nearly 3,000 Facebook users who are mad at Bond and Speedy.