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Talking Influence Article on Instagram Hiding Likes Includes Response Quote From Brian Solis

Talking Influence Article on Instagram Hiding Likes Includes Response Quote From Brian Solis

Solis is quoted among numerous industry experts in a Talking Influence piece by Joele Forrester on Instagram test hiding like counts globally – and what the change could mean for the future of the social media platform. The article is called “Industry Responds to Instagram Hiding Likes.” Forrester begins by explaining that back in April 2019, Adam Mosseri, CEO of Instagram, announced that Instagram will be testing hiding likes from the public eye in certain countries. While the platform has…

The Beginning of the End of Likes: Instagram Expands Tests Removing Likes from Public View to U.S.

The Beginning of the End of Likes: Instagram Expands Tests Removing Likes from Public View to U.S.

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri announced that the platform will start hiding “likes” for some U.S. users starting this week. This is an extension of a rolling test in seven countries around the world over the last several months. This is the moment that Mosseri shared the news. As you can hear from the audience reaction, it’s unclear how the market is going to react.https://twitter.com/WIRED/status/1192962986224128005 At face value, the move is commendable. Hiding likes is aimed at helping Instagram become “the…

Brian Solis Addresses Social Engineering’s Impact on Biology and our Norms and Values

Brian Solis Addresses Social Engineering’s Impact on Biology and our Norms and Values

Brian Solis addresses our culture of “likes,” “social media pills,” our “fake lives” on social media and our need to reset our relationship with technology in a blog post article on Singular University’s site called “Selfie-Aspiration: Social Engineering Is Changing our Biology and our Norms and Values.” Solis writes, “Our attention was hacked and monetized without thoughtful regard to the psychological, emotional, and physical impacts on our health and wellness. This isn’t sustainable. But it’s also the new normal. We…

Video: A False Belief in Numbers? The bigger part of the story = who you are NOT connected to

Video: A False Belief in Numbers? The bigger part of the story = who you are NOT connected to

In the next installment in a series of conversations exploring the state and future of social media, Chris Beck, founder of 26dottwo (@26dottwo) and I discuss social media by the numbers. At any given moment, your “fans,” “likes,” followers, commenters, readers, are expecting personalized experiences. Simply catering to an “audience” is borderline antisocial. Addressing the needs and expectations of the social consumer and the various roles they play in business is the minimum ante to continue to sit at the…

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