the attentionistos on instagram may not like this

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

well,
instagram is planning on changing all that pretty soon.
how?
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.”

honestlyyyyyyyy…
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

Author: jamari fox

the fox invited to the blogging table.

8 thoughts on “the attentionistos on instagram may not like this

  1. I don’t like this idea. My BFF is a social media influencer and she gets business based on the number of likes that her posts receive.

  2. I wish they could also make hiding the follower/followers an option… I’m always in the explore section looking for talent lol or in my own page, just want my page to look like an album not a social media account… I hate attention

  3. This is more about money than IG worried about the users experience. Just like when Youtube first started and you had all these people start to make money and then Youtube changed the structure and started not allowing some content to block people from making so much money. IG is looking at this from a business standpoint that people are out here making money off their platform and they are not getting any of the revenue. If the advertisers that pay these influencers were to break off IG, they would not even be worried. At the the end of the day IG owns the platform so they can make the rules. This will affect celebrities more so than anyone else who have millions of followers and who profit quiet nicely off IG when they advertise products. I bet IG is going to start making these big names open up some type of business accounts like Facebook does, and since they are both own by the same people its probably a given. These poor Attentionista’s are going to need therapy to cope with this LoL. Twitter and Facebook both flirted with taking the “Like” button away and fans of the Platform hated the idea. I do not think that this will stick for long. Just like Tumblr when these platforms start losing users they change their tune.

    1. “Just like Tumblr when these platforms start losing users they change their tune.” But Tumblr hasn’t changed back to its old format has it?

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