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I don't like social media and here are some things that - in my opinion - would improve the experience.

- remove 'likes' feature
- remove 'share' counter
- remove public 'followers count'
- remove any notification but if 'mentioned'

Feel free to discuss and ask questions. I am happy to elaborate if interested.

@hejowhat I don't think it makes for very good engagement, but these are options I definitely look for in a social network.

@benjaminpaikjones I don't care about low effort engagements like 'likes' and 'shares'. It has 0 value for me.

IMO the removal of those features would encourage people to write more comments and discuss more.

At least in my mind.

BUT I agree, less 'dopamine' for the brain (by getting 'likes' and stuff) could cause less activity over all.

@ilyess @huy_ngo
The web interface has the same settings (which I use). Unfortunately this doesnt solve the problems I have with social media.

But, still better than nothing.

@huy_ngo @hejowhat I see what you’re saying. While those settings mask share/like counts, liking and sharing are still supported features. You want them gone lol

@ilyess

In my mind it would make social media more relaxing if nobody has to care about likes, followers, shares and stuff.
I think it would open invite people to post more controversional stuff and lead to more discussion. 'Likes' is a low engagement-feature with almost now benefits.

As mentioned before, just my opinion and i might be totally wrong.

@hejowhat I share the same opinion. And one thing is for sure: that will make for a healthier space for interaction.

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