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Panel Round Two

Another question for the panel: Click to Care.

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, the NPR News Quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Faith Salie, Maz Jobrani and Paula Poundstone. And here again is your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Thank you, Carl. In just a minute, Zombie Carl is hungry for rrrrrhymes in our listener limerick challenge. If you'd like to play, give us a call at 1-888-WAIT WAIT. That's 1-888-924-8924. But right now, panel, some more questions for you from the week's news. Faith, on engineered Facebook (unintelligible) this week that the site is preparing to roll out a new feature. What is it?

FAITH SALIE: I think I need a hint, please.

SAGAL: Well, instead of a thumbs up it'll be like two arms held out as if for a hug.

SALIE: It's like a like but it means more?

SAGAL: No. Well, sometimes people post news that maybe's not so happy or positive.

SALIE: Right.

SAGAL: And to say that you like this tragic news wouldn't be appropriate.

SALIE: Right. So...

SAGAL: So instead you'd want to...

SALIE: It's like say I'm listening, I hear you, I'm with you, I feel you.

SAGAL: Exactly. A sympathize button...

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SALIE: Oh, my.

SAGAL: ...is what they might add to Facebook.

MAZ JOBRANI: Wow.

SAGAL: This is very important. It comes up like when your friend announces her dog died, or he got a bad diagnosis. It's like, it turns out I have scabies. Four people like this.

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SAGAL: So now coming on Facebook, the sympathize button when you're sorry enough for someone's loss that you're willing to click a little button.

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PAULA POUNDSTONE: OK. You know what they need? Not that by the way. We don't need that because the very idea that we're sympathizing with one another over Facebook is - speaks to our problem as a nation.

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POUNDSTONE: There needs to be a button you can push where there's a finger that points up and out and so it's saying to you - you go, oh you know, my dog died and I'm Facebooking about it. And someone goes, get up and get out.

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JOBRANI: I think people post a lot of stupid stuff so we also need to have, not just thumbs up, thumbs out but maybe like the Italian thing. Like maybe you just - like you grab yourself, I got your comment right here.

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SAGAL: You're thinking like a little button that indicates a rude crotch grab.

JOBRANI: A crotch grab.

(LAUGHTER)

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