TikTok is trying out a new feature that notifies users when their profile page has attracted a significant number of new followers.
This is the type of tiny modification that is beneficial since TikTok is now the social platform where influencers and internet celebrities congregate.
When we relate our value to artificial numbers rather than creating material for our fulfillment, it might also feed into the unhealthy preoccupation many have had since the advent of social media.
I’ll bet on the latter, but if I lose, I won’t be pleased.
Platforms for social media appear to be providing more tools for tracking user interactions.
WhatsApp allows for message responses, Instagram allows for story reactions, YouTube creator programs pay users for views, and now we get to today’s topic of concern.
TikTok provides an alternative to the metric it now uses.