Facebook is considering making a significant change to their popular social platform. Beginning today in Australia, the company has begun hiding the number of “likes” appen voor mac.
Instead of seeing “Jane Doe and 20 others” like your post, users in Australia now simply see “Jane Doe and others”. But why the change to the long-standing practice of “counting likes” windows 7 installationsdateien herunterladen?
Facebook is responding to feedback they have received from mental health and well-being experts. The company believes the change will encourage users to interact with posts in more constructive ways gratis browsers downloaden.
Experts believe too many users are focused on the validation they receive from a high number of “likes”. Experts also feel that receiving a relatively low number of “likes” on a particular post can result in feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and even depression in certain Facebook users wie kann ich 2 mal die gleiche app herunterladen.
While this may be true, Facebook needs to ask themselves how this change will affect the Facebook platform itself.
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Removing the number of “likes” may or may not result in more “constructive interactions” appsen macbook. It may in fact, result in less interactions. By removing the main catalyst for using and interacting with the site, Facebook may find their number of users decrease herunterladen. A number which has been on a steady decline in recent years.
A 2019 study revealed that an estimated 15 million fewer people use Facebook than they did just two years ago excel 2007 for free german. The biggest drop being in the coveted 12-34 age demographic, however the decrease is seen across the board.
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The good news for the company, many of these users are not leaving Facebook completely but instead, flocking to the Facebook owned platform Instagram netto app herunterladen kostenlos. It has become clear that Instagram is the “hip” social media platform of choice for the younger generation of social media users. It is rivaled (just barely) by competitor Snapchat.
The bad news is that they have already begun testing the idea of removing the number of “likes” from Instagram as well in several countries.
Facebook may be hoping to inspire more constructive interactions and may have the users’ best interest in mind, but they may be shooting themselves in the proverbial foot – driving users away from the platform, which is already losing users at a record pace.
If they make the same change to Instagram, that platform may no longer be perceived as the “hip” social platform of choice among the younger generations and users may end up flocking to Snapchat or the next innovative social platform to come along.
What are your thoughts? Would making a Facebook and/or Instagram post be as enjoyable of an experience with no “likes” to count?
This writer doesn’t think so. Perhaps Facebook should be more concerned with making changes that protect users’ privacy instead of changing things that actually make using the site a fun, enjoyable experience.