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Thumbs up? Facebook Considers Hiding ‘Likes’ to Make You Feel Better About Your Posting

Facebook (Social Media) is “considering” beating the numbers of likes, to others in their posts. Alike to a trial it’s doing with company-owned Instagram in numerous countries.

The idea is to take-away the fame contest of posting, which made peoples feel bad. When the post does not perform well with large numbers. Conferring to Psychology Today, refusal in digital form (not getting likes), can sting just as much as in the analog world. Amongst young people users on Instagram, posting becomes a competition, to see who can get more likes.

Facebook would not add more than that it’s considering the move, but the social media lit-up with all possibilities.

“The Bad Thing,” said Facebook user “Phil Leigh” on Facebook. “‘Likes’ give the poster a way to measure whether her content is useful to others, especially as it is tracked over time.”
Another Facebook user “Jeremy Pepper” endorsed his version. But adds: “Not positive it matters the most quantity on Facebook as a result of it’ll on Instagram once you concentrate on the audiences.”.

“I just like the plan of specializing in the content as hostile the recognition,” says USA TODAY reader David Schwarz, via text. “Maybe specializing in work can place stress on unnoticed articles or photos.” Reader Cheryl Wakschlag told the U.S. during a text message that she would still post, “but I would be upset about it”.

The likes are rewarding!”

Instagram is testing the non-visible likes in seven countries, including Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand.

It told users, “We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get.” It added that during the trial, friends wouldn’t be able to see the likes, however, the account holder would.

Taylor Veliotis, a student at Fordham University, has blogged about the practice of likes. Saying that Instagram shouldn’t be just another stress in our lives. “Maybe, if followers and likes would be count, disappeared from our accounts. We have begun to really post for ourselves, and maybe even appreciate the art that can be found on the app. A social media platform without shallow stress and keenness would be nice for a change.”

Separately, Facebook said Tuesday that it will no longer use face recognition technology to suggest that friends tag you in photos or videos. Instead, Facebook is forceful the tagging of you in other photos to an opt-in process.

“We’ve created the steps to update your settings clearer. And you will prefer to leave your setting off right within the notice. As again having to go to a separate or another screen,” Facebook” said in a blog post. “If you are doing nothing, face recognition will remain off for you.”

Facebook additionally added that its face recognition technology “still doesn’t recognize you as strangers. We do not share your face recognition information with third parties.”