Instagram's removal of 'like' counts meant to combat anxiety, depression
from Education Week
Some users of Instagram will notice a subtle but significant change when they open the app: posts from other users will no longer display the number of "likes" they received. The new feature, already implemented in seven countries, will be tested with an unspecified portion of the platform's U.S. users beginning this week. At a recent conference, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri said the goal is for users, particularly those who are younger than 18, to avoid measuring their self-worth by the number of "likes" on other people's posts compared with their own.
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