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Instagram’s hidden like counts were inspired by a ‘Black Mirror’ episode

In the episode, everyone rates everyone IRL.

On Jan 18, 2020 by Alexandra Samuels

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Instagram is hiding likes globally and searching for a ‘well-being’ product researcher

The social media site wants to emphasize content over likes and popularity.

On Nov 15, 2019 by Mikael Thalen

Instagram to start hiding likes in the U.S.

Instagram to test hiding likes in the U.S. starting next week

‘The idea is to try and depressurize Instagram.’

On Nov 9, 2019 by Eilish O’Sullivan

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Facebook is beginning to hide likes

The social media company has started hiding likes for Australian users and is eyeing a wider rollout.

On Oct 1, 2019 by Brenden Gallagher


Facebook about to start hiding Like counts

Facebook will roll out the feature to users in Australia to see how they respond.

On Sep 26, 2019 by Mikael Thalen


Some influencers are upset over Instagram’s ‘like count ban’ 

‘I’ve put my blood, sweat, and tears into this for it to be ripped away.’

On Jul 25, 2019 by Tiffanie Drayton


Instagram expands experiment of hiding likes to 6 more countries

The company is placing popularity on the backburner.

On Jul 18, 2019 by Mikael Thalen

Petty Instagram

This dude made a spreadsheet of everyone who should have liked his Instagram posts

This is both incredibly petty and impressive.

On Dec 1, 2017 by Tess Cagle

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Instagram is cracking down on bots that like your posts

Instagram wants to keep the likes and comments ‘authentic.’

On Jun 12, 2017 by Christina Bonnington

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The rise and fall of FriendFeed, the social network that brought you the ‘Like’ button

It was a site with bold ambitions to “glue together the web,” and innovated in ways we take for granted today. But it couldn’t last forever.

On May 15, 2016 by Corinne Litchfield

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Twitter users heart the heart button and are using it more than ever

Turns out the move away from favorites wasn’t a site-killer.

On Mar 8, 2016 by AJ Dellinger

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RIP the Facebook Like, 2009-2016

1 like = 1 grief.

On Mar 8, 2016 by Stephen Thomas

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Thirsty frat bro pretends to throw his Rolex off a bridge for attention

How ya like me now, dad?!

On Jan 22, 2016 by David Britton

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Twitter kills favorites, replaces them with likes

Twitter is now one step closer to becoming Facebook.

On Nov 3, 2015 by Mike Wehner

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Why the Facebook ‘dislike’ button would’ve been terrible for cyberbullying

A ‘thumbs down’ may seem trivial. But sometimes, the little things are a big deal.

On Sep 18, 2015 by Eve Peyser

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