Should Instagram Remove “Likes”? – Tech Tuesday In Two Minutes

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Are “Likes” Toxic For Us Humans?

In case you had not noticed, Instagram has been hiding the like counter for some users (a glitch or a test?).
Is that putting your mind at ease or stressing you out?
The truth is that you can still see how many people like a piece of content that you create (you just have to click around more).
The truth is that you may not see how many people have liked a piece of content on someone else’s profile.
This is happening in places like Canada, Australia, Brazil, Italy, and others.
This is happening (on a smaller scale) in the United States.

Will this be a better Instagram experience?

Will other social media platforms do the same?
Is this better for well-being and mental health?
Are likes just a silly vanity metric to begin with?

This is what Heather Backman and I discussed this morning over on Jack 103 FM for a couple of minutes.

What is Tech Tuesday?

If you ever find yourself wondering… What, exactly, is the point of TikTok? How can I make myself look better on a Zoom? Reddit? What’s that about? How do I help my kids be safer online? Who’s the latest creator and streamer that I should be checking out?

You are not alone.

Every Tuesday – for just a few minutes – I join Heather Backman (my old buddy from her days on CHOM FM) on the air at Jack 103 (Rogers Sports & Media) to give a quick blast about the current state of technology, media and Internet culture. We’re calling the segment Tech Tuesday (and we do it in just a few minutes).

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Once the segment goes live on Jack 103, I will post it here for you to listen in, learn, share and engage….

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