There’s this reluctance sometimes to share content on social media for fear that no one will like it.
Because everyone will then see that no one liked your content or that only a few people bothered to like it.
As much as we’d prefer to get over 100 people to like our content like this 👇, we’re more likely to get a handful or less to most of what we share on social media.
Instagram is therefore experimenting with making your likes visible only to you, meaning that people will have to decide whether to like your content based on its quality rather than because it’s popular.
Instagram began hiding Likes in April in Canada, then brought the test to Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand in July. Facebook starteda similar experiment in Australia in September. Instagram said last week the test would expand to the U.S., but now it’s running everywhere to a small percentage of users in each country. Instagram tweets that feedback to the experiment so far has been positive, but it’s continuing to test because it’s such a fundamental change to the app. (TechCrunch)
When I shared this with @Vilen , I think “Wow!” was a bit of an understatement.
YouTube has become a repository for sharing the world’s videos. You may not make money uploading videos of you flossing with your friends, but at least your account was always free.
TechSpot, a site I’m not very familiar with, discovered in YouTube’s new terms of service, which go into effect in December, that
“YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account’s access to all or part of the Service if YouTube believes, in its sole discretion, that provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable.”
Here’s a link to the full article.