This Labor Day Weekend, I’m reading Trick Mirror! I’m absolutely loving this one, which I knew I would. 📚💛💝🧡 #whatimreading #beachday #nyc #trickmirror #jiatolentino
We always needed at least eleven likes on our Instagram posts, because that was when they would display as a number instead of a list of usernames. You hoped for more, but you deleted the post if there were less.
A few months ago, Instagram introduced a trial feature preventing users from seeing the number of likes on other user’s posts. Even bypassing my inability to believe that tech companies would act out of anything other than self-interest, the experience of using Instagram has seemed no different to me. I never noticed how many likes anybody else’s posts had, I only cared about my own.
It is a truism to say that, growing up in a world where the internet has always existed, my generation, on the cusp of Millennial and Gen Z, have a crushing and constant awareness of themselves as some form of public figure, of each act as something that might be transmitted. – Adalya Nash Hussein