I know this is crazy, but I actually don’t have an Instagram. When applying to grad school and law school it was simply a lot easier for me to just stick with one social media site. The less there is about you on the internet, the less there is for schools to search for. Now that I’m in both programs, I’ve been thinking about getting my own.
While I don’t have a personal Instagram I still know how they work. Working on my Integrated Marketing Communications Masters means that I have to have insight into the strategies of social media.
Recently, Instagram announced that they are changing the way you get “likes” on photos. As everyone on Instagram may agree, you post a photo with the intention of getting likes, I mean who doesn’t want to be Instafamous? Well up until recently until you got 11 likes on an individual photo it showed the names of the people who liked your photo. Well now that has changed. The names are no longer there, just the amount of people who like it.
“Some are reporting that the names disappear after three likes instead of 10. Perhaps you no longer have to wait for 10 likes to appear cool on social media!
Instagram confirmed to Mashable that they are testing out this new feature, though they didn’t reveal when they will roll it out for all users.
So will this make you feel less like a loser to see a number next to the heart, or will it looks worse to see the phrase “2 likes” under a photo or your latte?”(E).