everyone’s lives revolves around social media these days.
let’s face it,
some of us are pretty much addicted.
you can’t go anywhere without seeing someone on “something”.
this social media forest is really one big high school.
You’re a nobody if no one likes you
instagram is planning on changing all that pretty soon.
you may or may not like it…
Instagram has started testing a much-rumored feature in several countries that will hide from your followers the number of likes you get on your posts.
Instagram announced on Thursday it was “running a test” on some users, a couple months after rumors first emerged that the photo-sharing platform was testing such a feature. Hiding the number of likes is designed to put “focus on the photos and videos you share, not how many likes they get,”Instagram wrote on Twitter.
The experiment with hiding likes affects “some people” in seven countries — Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. The “like” feature won’t be hidden completely; users can see the number of likes on their own posts, but not on others’ pictures and videos.
Instagram confirmed in May that it was testing hiding likes on users’ news feeds. Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, told BuzzFeed News that the purpose of the test was to create “a less pressurized environment where people feel comfortable expressing themselves.”
i’ll allow it.
many will be humbled by this change.
there are WAY too many folks that addicted to “likes”.
there are way too many “influencers” with no purpose out here.
it will stop brands from throwing sponsorships at those who don’t deserve it.
best of all?
It may bring actual talent back into the forefront
you can’t just work out anymore.
you gotta play a guitar or juggle.
this is gonna shift social media as we know it.
either for better or worst.
lowkey: i can see a lot more attentionistos getting on “onlyfans” now.
article cc: business insider