On My Mind

Why you should start hiding likes on Facebook and Instagram

The like economy exacerbates the differences between the haves and have nots, and leads to mental strife.

Last month, Facebook and Instagram announced that it would take one itsy bitsy step back towards that simpler time. PHOTO: AFP
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If one is of a particular vintage, like me, and has a semi-decent memory, unlike me, then you may recall that there once existed an Internet where no one ever liked anything.

That's right, kids, this may sound like an antiquated concept, but once upon a time, you browsed the Internet without being constantly asked to declare how you felt about what you were looking at.

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