Too Long; Didn't Read
In 2019, Instagram began a global movement to curb toxic behavior on social media by hiding the number of Likes Instagram posts gather. This metric, How Many Likes Did I Get, has been ubiquitous across all sharing platforms, past or present. Instagram was never meant to naturally evolve into a blogging platform. Instagram was created as a visual-first platform. Here users can find inspiration by scrolling down their feeds or tapping through Instagram Stories for aesthetically pleasing photography or videos. All this time, any kind of text was demoted as a secondary accessory.