Saturday, November 16, 2019

Followers and likes are not visible on Instagram – a test.

This year, Instagram a social networking app developed to share photos and videos worldwide tweeted “We are currently running a test that hides the total number of likes and video views for some people in seven countries – Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan and New Zealand. If you belong to these countries it is indubitably happening with you. 

To more extent you are not loving it, since you gain good likes and views on your post because you have a good and big audience but unfortunately you are not able to show these to the followers who are living in above mentioned countries. 

This may affect the Instagram influencers more who have audience from these countries. Minds were habitual of showing likes, views as well as followers to the public.

However, on the other side, you are blessing Instagram to understand who are not getting likes and views on posts because of bad expression of their profiles.  People usually come to your profile by hashtags and other Instagram features but they don’t like your posts, the reason is you don’t have followers which means you are not liked by the community. We usually feel shy to like something which is not liked by many. 

The stated reason by Instagram for this test is that Instagram wants it’s users to be focused on photos and videos shared rather likes and views someone gets. According to studies when we become excited to see likes and posts, rush of chemical dopamine goes to brain which makes social media addictive same as gambling.

Royal Society for Public Health in the United Kingdom, in 2017 study showed Instagram most  detrimental to mental health mainly of young ones. 

Number of people who hated this in first hearing is considerably more than those who loved. But the truth is, we are running out of realities because the people who are loved by the community are loved blindly and the people who are ignored even though they have a talent to be loved by the community is toxic. 

Article By -Baldeep Dhurkot

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