Is the end of the “like” coming? According to TechCrunch, based on the findings of researcher Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook is currently carrying out tests to reveal only a limited number of likes on a post, and is currently conducting the same type of experiment in seven countries on its Instagram app.
WHY? To reduce the feeling of permanent competition and social pressure.
As Statista’s Martin Armstrong points out, recent research has shown this decision could be particularly beneficial for the mental health of young people. Based on the results of a survey of 1,479 people aged 14-to-24 years by the UK’s Royal Society for Public Health, the top 5 social networks have been ranked according to their impact on mental health. It emerges that Instagram is the social media platform with the most negative effect on the psychological state of young people.