- platform /PLAT-fawrm/
- user experience /YOO-zer-ik-SPEER-ee-uhns/
- predicament /pri-DIK-uh-muhnt/
- clout /klout/
- opt /opt/
[noun] – the type of computer system or smartphone you are using, in relation to the type of software (= computer programs) you can use on it
Twitter is a more appropriate platform to vent our thoughts.
[noun] – the experience of someone using a product, system, or service, for example whether they find it enjoyable and easy to use
The main goal of the smartphone brand is to maximize user experience.
[noun] – an unpleasant situation that is difficult to get out of
Most of the youth today are in the predicament of peer pressure.
[noun] – power and influence over other people or events
The actress is controversial right now because of the clout she’s creating on social media.
[verb] – to make a choice, especially of one thing or possibility instead of others
You can opt to pay a higher rate for annual access.
In this time, Like counts on social media posts have become a basis of relevance and popularity, especially with the growing number of so-called social media “influencers”. This function has been in the works and trials since 2019. The idea aims to depressurize and normalize user experience, which will eventually prevent anxiety and embarrassment over social media posts that didn’t gain “enough” Likes. This predicament is more common to gen-z and millennial users, who immensely hold in high esteem on what others think of them. Instagram has also become a medium where many people post to score clout and reputation. Users tend to be anxious and insecure because of the popular posts they see.On Facebook, users can opt to use the new setting from the “Settings & Privacy” area under News Feed Settings (or News Feed Preferences on desktop). From here, you’ll see an option to “Hide number of reactions”. Meanwhile, on Instagram, you can access this feature by going to the post you would want the Like counts to be hidden. From there you will see a set of three dots on the upper-right corner, which contains the “Hide Like Count” option.
In this “Like-free” sensible space, users can now engage with peers or the common public without trying to gain fame points. After all, social networking sites were created for people to stay connected with friends, family, and colleagues.
- Are you in favor of Facebook and Instagram’s new feature? Why or why not?
- If you were to propose another option/feature for Facebook and Instagram, what would it be?
- How do you protect your privacy on social media?
- How many hours do you spend on social media every day?
- Are you one of the people who are conscious about Like counts? Why or why not?
- social media