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‘Social Media Users are Committing Suicide Due to Lack of Likes’ – Kanye West

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‘Social Media Users are Committing Suicide Due to Lack of Likes’ – Kanye West

As bizzare as this might sound, rapper Kanye West is of the opinion that some social media users are being driven to suicide over lack of engagement from their followers  as they are not getting enough likes on social media.

The multiple Grammy award winning rap star is adamant about Twitter tweaking some of its functions.

Last week, the singer shared a text conversation he had with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey where he expressed his feelings directly to the man in charge.

“We should be able to participate in social media without having to show how many followers or likes we have,” West later tweeted. “Just like how we can turn off the comments we should be able to turn off the display of followers. This has an intense negative impact on our self worth.”

Dorsey sounds receptive to the change.

He wrote back:

“We’ve been thinking deeply about follower and like counts, and what that incentivizes. What made sense 12 years ago doesn’t make sense today. At least for us,” Dorsey replied. “Us making that number bold and big incentivized people to want to increase it, and feel bad if they couldn’t. That’s not right. We want to incentivize contribution to the global conversation and consciousness.”

 

 

 

Clement Ogunbajo

I'm the definition of 'Dynamic'. A mathematician, analyst and info nerd. I'm my own BOSS.

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