Nevertheless, the timing of the discovering is intriguing: Earlier this week, the Information Commissioner's Office, a data watchdog agency in the United Kingdom, suggested that social media networks refrain from using "nudge techniques," such as the "like" button, which encourages kids to share more and more of what could be private and sensitive information about themselves.
Instagram described this change as a massive potential impact on users' mental health. Instagram wants to end the hostile and competitive attitude on their application.
Why it matters: For some Instagram users, it's important to have an account packed with photos that show hundreds or thousands of Likes.
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Lovely and warmer weather for the holiday weekend
Good Friday (April 19) will be chilly in New Orleans , but things are expected to warm up for Easter weekend, forecasters said. The overnight mist and fog will burn off and spells of hazy sunshine will develop, especially in the midland and east.
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They said Barr's "partisan handling" of the report has "resulted in a crisis of confidence in his independence and impartiality". I'm f***ed, ' " according to the report by special counsel Robert Mueller that was released Thursday in redacted form.
In the app, the pop-up message reads "we want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get".
Instagram seems to be testing a new design that hides how many likes a photo has, shared Jane Manchun Wong, a computer science major at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Instagram explains how removing like counts has the ability to reduce negative feedback while using the app. Being aesthetic has always been a big trait for Instagram users.
Truth be told, the word "influencers" wouldn't have caught on if there was no Instagram. If Instagram decides to move further with this new change, maybe it will be an opportunity for social media to grow in a positive way.