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Instagram recently announced its unpopular decision to ban 'likes' to foster a more "healthy" environment for teenagers who feel pressured on the photo sharing app.

Adam Mosseri, who heads Instagram, said the Facebook-owned app will create a "less-pressurized" environment for users who feel they are in competition with other users.

Instagram rolled out the new policy in April by hiding the 'like' button, which was not visible on most posts this weekend. The move was met by outrage as social media influencers complained that they would lose substantial revenue without likes.

"Instagram is a real job!" said influencer Mikaela Testa, who slammed Instagram for rolling out the ban.

Testa said she put her "blood, sweat and tears" into her online presence. Testa has 2 profiles with less than 50,000 followers. Her "talent" consists of mostly posing in bikinis and barely there outfits for her mostly male followers.

Marketing experts said the new policy will force bloggers to pay Instagram to monetize their Instagram Stories, videos and photo posts.

They say marketers will still be able to look at influencers' follow counts, but that metric doesn't show how many users are actually engaged with the content. Followers can click 'follow' and never return to view the content again.

The 'likes' ban will also affect gossip bloggers who abandoned their blogs - which costs money to run - so they can post content on IG for free.

Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR and crisis communications expert, says the days of bloggers getting free rides on Instagram are over.

"Instagram is making it clear that they are done letting people profit off their platform while using it for free," said Torossian.

"Influencers have a few choices here: they can start putting money behind their posts, cutting into profits but ultimately boosting their visibility and therefore their value to brands; continue with their current strategy and hope that their audience continues to see their content, taking the risk that brands may not see the value in working with them without being able to see engagement metrics; or shift their energy to other social platforms. Companies that advise clients on their social media presence also need to make smart choices and begin to advise their clients to seriously consider investing in paid social – organic social media is clearly on its way out as these platforms devise new ways to make money from their users. Ultimately, anyone who uses social media to make money needs to realize that the free ride is over."

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Welp! I’m sure there will be another social media site to pick up where Instagram left off.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • CardiB’sAbs

    Lolololol

  • Guest

    Lol! That's all I got. Social Media is the devil.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Time to find REAL jobs. These people are so insane.https://youtu.be/kkn0WJT6jAI

  • Alextra Ballard

    I don’t even have an IG account....um sure folks gonna come up with something new

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Tell the truth

    Good idea ?

  • Vonda K

    Why am I elated about this?
    Maybe, because it will stop these corny people from doing it for the ‘gram’ mentality?
    On the other hand I see an uptick in therapy appointments.

  • Ms..N

    Good people need to get back to having a real outdoor life!!

  • MJF

    This makes sense! Here for this completely...I guess the IG models will have to find other sources of income.

  • She.Is.Not.Ready

    She is pathetic.

  • Alextra Ballard

    It has gotten completely outta hand

  • Dr. P

    Welp that's that for all these heauxs with newly made azzes. Won't be selling flat tummy tea and waist trainers for too much longer

  • T Willis

    It was only a matter of time lol....
    The yt man don’t like it when they can’t get a cut of the revenue lol. This is definitely not about some teenagers self-esteem ?, this is about Influencers becoming millionaires for free via IG. And a lot of those influencers were brown lol ?????...

  • iWasteTime

    The spectrum is so crazy from the free platform to Fee charging 60 a year for gossip.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    ????

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Is this GIF when Oprah gave away free cars to her audience, who cried later when they found out they had to pay the IRS $12,000 in taxes on each car? ?

  • Kanyade

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/xwgoNC8vFU6Ry/giphy.gif
    Ha! ? I have no problem with this.

  • Kimocha

    Yesss!!! This is Good News!... It's been a long time coming!
    https://media3.giphy.com/media/UzbyxavDrx31K/giphy.gif

  • Let them eat cake

    when does this go into effect because im still seeing the like buttons. maybe i misunderstood the article.

  • Nita Pie

    Makes since about the bloggers. If you had your own site you would be paying for it, so dont come over here for a free page, post your gossip for free and get paid all on us. NO MA'AM!!!! Post you gossip and get paid for a small fee like everything else. Now these heauxs and botty models, one of yal better get smart and make another Black beauty magazine. Just a thought

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    I knew this was coming especially when they started limiting who sees your stuff ? welp I’m all for beating the pavement to drive business to my companies ????? That way I know who real and who ain’t

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    You know it is ????

  • SaltineCrackers

    ????????

  • Kanyade

    She gon’ learn tuhday (how to be a 9 to 5’er). Crying, “Like, that’s not meeee”. ???

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    They already selling assss on fans only and paid snap chat and those others sites they ain’t hurting they was using ig to divert folks to the paid sites ? that or they’ll be back on Craigslist

  • Bushbabe

    So this is the end of the "IG sudo prostitution program "? These hoes gotta find a new hustle to make those ends meet. Thanks for the good news.

  • Kanyade

    12K on a car worth what? 20/25K I’d be looking like that, too; thinking of how I could sell it or Uber it to recoup them tax charges. ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Look at dude in the back .... he looking like he smell a poot or something https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f7401c5bf619f9ce38706b897da4a3c8359ec19ff77abcd4460251ff9b1135b4.gif

  • SpiceGirl

    Folks going to be butt hurt when they can't get those "LIKES"

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    There will be a new SM site that will allow the likes to be visible and take the IG accounts that thrive off the IG fame.

  • Kanyade

    This is from the tv show New Girl which actually featured a Prince in an episode. Dude in the back is Winston portrayed by LaMorne Morris. ?? the show. https://media2.giphy.com/media/Zr4ONxUtzWRc4/giphy.gif

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • Kanyade

    I’m about to login and check it (IG) out.

  • bb1812

    Good. Hope they don't fold to outrage & pressure.

  • Trace da Ace

    lmbao.....well damn.....I always wondered if there was a catch to them folks getting them cars....smdh

  • KarmaBackAround

    Social media needs to be better controlled, so i get it!

  • Vonda K

    ? Right!
    And all the fake relationship goals folks.

  • Raquel

    Whoooo wee them IG thots HOT! LMAO!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    lmao...this gif....funty!!!

  • Nunya Business

    I don't think it was rolled out to everyone yet. I think it'll be for only certain users in certain locations as first.

  • Trace da Ace

    awww shit.....I can see the unemployment line now forming.....and all the surgically enhanced "IG models"....gonna have to get a 9-5 or 3-11...yeah thoting is definitely going to take a hit off this....lol

  • Vonda K

    Welp!
    Back to the real Ho stroll for the instagram thots.
    Goldie and Bishop Don Juan are going to so happy.

  • Raquel

    "they can start putting money behind their posts"
    __________________________________________
    Now you REALLY gonna see who got money and who out there fakin' it.

  • Nunya Business

    This has always been about money. IG could care less about the self esteem of teenagers. They are just using that as the "official" reason they are doing this. Now they are going to force those who use IG as they're job to pay them. That's what it was always about from the start.

  • Yup, I said it

    Wow so Instagram made talentless vanity a viable and lucrative career for millions of people and now its snatching these career opportunities away from these dum dums? Can they say "welcome to McDonnald's" and operate a fry machine? How on earth will Kendal Jenner maintain her "billionaire status without advertising on the gram? Rome is burning.

  • Vonda K

    Why did this post make me spit out my fried rice? ??

  • Raquel

    People gonna be taking burgers back because they found silicone in they mayo. LOL

  • GrandHustleGirl1

    Exactly!

  • Raquel

    Sounds about right.

  • Vonda K

    It’s rolling out over seas first then America I believe?

  • Seldomseen

    ????

  • Yup, I said it

    I cant blame IG. IG made Kendall Jenner a billionaire and they didn't charge her sqaut for doing it. They should have been charging from day 1

  • pure_rachet

    It’s Kylie

  • CardiB’sAbs

    It’s just a matter of time for someone else to take advantage of that gap in the market

  • CardiB’sAbs

    The billionaire status was unfounded and wasn’t supported by actual numbers. That hoe wrangler Kris Jenner planted that seed and folks including forbes accepted it at face value.

  • Notatall

    Lol

  • Vonda K

    These rappers and athletes better run and hide cause these thirsty, broke thots are going to be chasing them down like fugitives in hopes of securing the ‘bag’

  • Vonda K

    I only wish the ladies at my salon could grasp this??

  • Bossy704

    People can go to YouTube, but that is a lot more work. I'm sure Instagram will have subscription service for users that want full functionality in addition to charging extra to feature posts.

  • Capricornlady

    Oh well I guess Bernice Burgos and 'nem gon have to get a 9-5 huh? ?????

  • Vonda K

    That’s where we find out where has real money.

  • https://nylapoprush.com/twitch twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Wheww the shaddddeeee Sandra just threw on those other "bloggers" chile. This is the type of content I'm here for yess

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/37ed51f78de52a6cf6774bc830625b89f0cc2bcb03b790c9d06739f0d3ca2834.png

  • Vonda K

    And Lira etc...

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Good!! Now go advertise ur azz on the corner and get it how you live!

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Seldomseen

    Lmao

  • https://nylapoprush.com/twitch twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Lmao why did I read that "No ma'am" in a loud 40-yr old siddidy woman's voice ???

  • https://nylapoprush.com/twitch twitch.tv/NylaPop

    You kill me calling folk hexanbeasts ???

  • Seldomseen

    If they had any sense they would have been stacking their chips and getting some passive income

  • Guest

    I just spit out my water! Lol!

  • https://nylapoprush.com/twitch twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Imagine the Kardashian tears when all their self validating likes get taken away.

  • Vonda K

    Someone text them the number for suicide hotline

  • Guest

    Now their children can have somewhat normal lives without being exploited for likes every damn day.

  • Let them eat cake

    they'll prob get to keep it. for some reason the kardashians have more white privilege than other whites lol

  • Yup, I said it

    I agree with that. I think that billionaire thinks isn't bologna but I do beleive the girl is loaded and alot if that doest come from instragam. Some of the IG influencers are making 6 figures a month. IG was slow to the game to not have been getting a cut.

  • Dowoop

    I remember seeing an article saying it was being TESTED in about 6 places, none of which was America. I know its been rolled out on Canada for a while now.

  • Yup, I said it

    Yeah but they will charge too. IG is a money making machine and platform. That platform should get a cut, at least 5%

  • Navybeans95

    I know this heffa didn't say instagram is a real job?....smh...let's get some input from women who actually work without taking clothes off...it was good while it lasted but the free ride should be over...

  • WhoKnew

    Since Sandy Mae is catching up and we haven't gotten an open post, I'm going to post one more.

    The FDA issued a recall notice on prepackaged sandwiches like tuna, egg salad and thai lobster salads currently being sold at Target and Fresh Market.

    I sometimes will purchase both tuna and egg salad from a convenience store during the colder months but I don't purchase any pre-packed sandwiches or salads in the summer. Too hot and too much risk for bacteria. I have noticed that the sandwiches are minimally refrigerated because these stores are trying to save money on their electric bills and the food never seems properly chilled.

  • CookieMobster

    Hope these h0es invested their money wisely.... But imma guess NOPE on that there!!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7d7f22d2ab2ddfaebe2c91d5802b9dc6d4a4acff456873e93f5b31d4bdb43742.gif

  • Navybeans95

    Whoo chile glad u posted, thanks

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Score one for the real women who work and have their own businesses which dont include bending over on IG...

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/143WAqb351Q1Vu/giphy.gif

  • Yup, I said it

    If you consider Gucci Bags, high prices cars, Loubitons heels, luxury vacations, real human hair extensions plastic surgery, etc investments then yes I'm sure their portoflios are strong.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Just when my premium stripper account was about to take off.

    Guess my plans to quit this plantation are on hold.
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4dae10c599cc63a9c26823060f0e4d5c48075ea7ca95906d746096178a98f0f6.gif

  • Trace da Ace

    this pic....the death of me...lmao

  • Trace da Ace

    lmao....I bet that ish was good af...wasnt it?

  • Renee26

    I wouldn't try it... Only prepackaged sandwiches I ate were those from my old employers cafe... They made them within the same hour right in front of us. I'd get sushi rolls all the time.

  • Li-Wright

    Hmmm....an easy way to cut the IG budget.???

  • Vonda K

    My cousin, friend and I got really, really sick about 10 yrs ago from eating a pre packed sandwiches from grocery store. I’m still shooketh from experience. If I don’t make sandwich myself I won’t buy one.

  • Yup, I said it

    Kim must be psychic and saw it coming. Thats why she is working on becoming Kimbery West, Esq

  • Vonda K

    Bingo. Let’s not forget investing in butt, breast and hip enhancements.
    Endless supply of edge control and false eyelashes.

  • Renee26

    ? back to the 25 cent peep show booth you go!

  • Tammie Reed

    This! Glad I never used it as my main source, geesh!

  • Tammie Reed

    This! Glad I never used it as my main source, geesh!

  • Vonda K

    My all time favorite gif.
    You log off now?

  • Vonda K

    My all time favorite gif.
    You log off now?

  • WhoKnew

    I went out last week and bought all of my favorite sandwich fixings, including various sub rolls, kaiser rolls etc and I have been making my own sandwiches. I am not taking a chance on prepackaged food in this heat.

  • WhoKnew

    I went out last week and bought all of my favorite sandwich fixings, including various sub rolls, kaiser rolls etc and I have been making my own sandwiches. I am not taking a chance on prepackaged food in this heat.

  • Bree

    Hmmmm!

  • Bree

    Hmmmm!

  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • WhoKnew

    That's different because they are freshly made and my old job did the same thing and made them fresh and if it was still unsold after 2 hours they pulled it.

  • WhoKnew

    That's different because they are freshly made and my old job did the same thing and made them fresh and if it was still unsold after 2 hours they pulled it.

  • Sha

    I hear you on that. Yessssss

  • Sha

    I hear you on that. Yessssss

  • Parent

    I'm glad they doing this because I get tempted to look at my mans ig page and next thing I know I'm looking at who liked the pic, then I go look at the chicks pages that like the pic and then a whole lotta wasted time. Thanks Instagram.

  • Parent

    I'm glad they doing this because I get tempted to look at my mans ig page and next thing I know I'm looking at who liked the pic, then I go look at the chicks pages that like the pic and then a whole lotta wasted time. Thanks Instagram.

  • Tammie Reed

    I saw a lot of friends abandoning their blogs for instagram etc Im glad I never got rid of mine and then we saw time and time again where social platforms would go down like for instance Facebook, Instagram etc. They are not always reliable and have always been all about the money. They lure you in and once they got you, here comes the fees and if you don't pay then they don't let people see your posts! It's so whack but oh well!

  • Tammie Reed

    I saw a lot of friends abandoning their blogs for instagram etc Im glad I never got rid of mine and then we saw time and time again where social platforms would go down like for instance Facebook, Instagram etc. They are not always reliable and have always been all about the money. They lure you in and once they got you, here comes the fees and if you don't pay then they don't let people see your posts! It's so whack but oh well!

  • WhoKnew

    We are so not here for that pic. Whyeeeeeee????

  • WhoKnew

    We are so not here for that pic. Whyeeeeeee????

  • Carla

    Thanks for posting this!

  • Carla

    Thanks for posting this!

  • Parent

    I stopped buying pre cut fruits because of cross contamination. Scares the ish out of me.

  • Parent

    I stopped buying pre cut fruits because of cross contamination. Scares the ish out of me.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    The world's oldest profession is NOT going out of biz bc of INSTAGRAM. They will find a way. Both sides. To sell and to BUY

  • Ghetto Real Name

    The world's oldest profession is NOT going out of biz bc of INSTAGRAM. They will find a way. Both sides. To sell and to BUY

  • grenadiadrian

    Stepping over IG 'Influencers' like Dave Chappelle in "Killing Them Softly:"

    "Get it together, Grouch! Get a job, Grouch!"

  • grenadiadrian

    Stepping over IG 'Influencers' like Dave Chappelle in "Killing Them Softly:"

    "Get it together, Grouch! Get a job, Grouch!"

  • Yup, I said it

    "Lets Jam" and "Pump it Up" sales will suffer tremendously.

  • Yup, I said it

    "Lets Jam" and "Pump it Up" sales will suffer tremendously.

  • Prince Jarmajesty II

    I honestly wouldn't use IG afterwards. Part of the fun of using it is wondering if the pic you post will get tons of likes. But honestly, I've been waiting for IG to phase out like FB. Snapchat never interested me. WHAT'S NEXT!!!?

  • Prince Jarmajesty II

    I honestly wouldn't use IG afterwards. Part of the fun of using it is wondering if the pic you post will get tons of likes. But honestly, I've been waiting for IG to phase out like FB. Snapchat never interested me. WHAT'S NEXT!!!?

  • https://nylapoprush.com/twitch twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Timmy Petty ??

  • https://nylapoprush.com/twitch twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Timmy Petty ??

  • WhoKnew

    So glad to see Sheryl Underwood working steady and getting a regular paycheck. I memba a few years ago when Kings of Comedy and that show Russell Simmons had on TV Def Comedy Jam came out and Sheryl was "real talk" on TV begging for people to help her pay her rent. She also said she did not have a car and had to rely on friends to get to and fro. I can't remember who the donor was cuz it was a loooong time ago but some company or person gifted her with a brand new car and she was in TEARS. So glad things got better for her.

  • WhoKnew

    So glad to see Sheryl Underwood working steady and getting a regular paycheck. I memba a few years ago when Kings of Comedy and that show Russell Simmons had on TV Def Comedy Jam came out and Sheryl was "real talk" on TV begging for people to help her pay her rent. She also said she did not have a car and had to rely on friends to get to and fro. I can't remember who the donor was cuz it was a loooong time ago but some company or person gifted her with a brand new car and she was in TEARS. So glad things got better for her.

  • Bushbabe

    IG was the new back pages and back pages that has been shut down. I guess it's back to the streets for these so called " models" lmao. Models really?

  • Bushbabe

    IG was the new back pages and back pages that has been shut down. I guess it's back to the streets for these so called " models" lmao. Models really?

  • Raquel

    Hahahahaha!!!!!

  • Raquel

    Hahahahaha!!!!!

  • Bushbabe

    No more Kim Trash and her trash family breaking the internet. It's like Christmas came early. thank you sweet black Baby Jesus!!!

  • NewNew

    I heard that in Dave's voice ?

  • Bushbabe
  • Gloria

    I still see the “like” button on all IG posts. When is this ban supposedly gonna go into effect?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • WhoKnew

    Same here. As good as it looks I walk right by it in the grocery store.

  • WhoKnew

    You're welcome.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Tew funnTy! I have about 150k followers but i took it upon myself to remove the ability to comment and il so happy likes are out too. These instafame bishes need a reality check theyre way too self absorb. One of my mom friend and her husband just made news in cali over this, they sell ice cream and everyday some instragram influenster try to con them into giving up free ice cream for a « shout out » like you can pay bills with shout outs! Ig needs to hurry up and do this and we’ll see who has real money and assets. Tuh. I know bishes who made a career out of hating on the kardashians for likes, tamara lucy didnt even bother looking for another job when fox let her go shes on twitter and instagram surviving off likes, there’s pages who only exist to post racist memes for like. Alllllll yall going down and im cackling.

  • WhoKnew

    LOL.

  • missmiami305

    Yup! Best to own your ish.

  • Kimocha

    Wow!!... Really??... I never knew that and am glad she's doing good now..

  • T Willis

    See, I do think it is ‘work’, because it’s essentially marketing. These ladies are creating content and soliciting users with products and contents offered by them exclusively. Whether that content is ‘respected’ is a whole other subject, but it really does take drive, work, and ambition to get 100k+ ppl to faithfully follow your content and purchase products that you sponsor. It is a damn job lol but I understand why IG is cracking down. They created a free space and now they have millions of users who have become rich and famous from their platform. I don’t blame IG, but I won’t disregard what these influencers were able to accomplish.

  • WhoKnew

    Yeah, it was probably 20 years ago. I'm glad she stayed in the game and is doing so much better.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    The 'likes' ban will also affect gossip bloggers who abandoned their blogs - which costs money to run - so they can post content on IG for free.

    Seeing how youre literally the last man standing of blogs, you betta throw that shade! I remember when folks though you were gonna lose your blogger fame and i was lol’ing like bish sandras playing the long game.

  • Navybeans95

    Everything has a lane, so these ladies should be just fine without the like button...and you're entitled to your opinion.

  • Yup, I said it

    Are Hoes Finally Losing in 2019?

  • Sha

    I never buy anything prepackaged, always make my own. I would never buy tuna and especially egg salad. I will buy a grinder but not prepackage, they put that together in front of you.

  • Judi Jupiter

    Right.. I just used it this morning

  • Nita Pie

    Lol I got it from that man on instagram that be cheerleading

  • Nita Pie

    OH NO not Craiglist LMAO.

  • T Willis

    Of course lol I’m just sharing it with you...

  • Capricornlady

    Allum! lol

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I remember when everyone laughed because I wasn't on Instagram. I will laugh last when Instagram is folded into Facebook and everyone loses their pages. ?

  • Bushbabe
  • Bushbabe
  • Bee jaay Cee

    Go Sandra, Go Sandra!

  • Sha

    That was funny as hell, information ladies.

  • Vonda K

    Yep. Even the pre packed salads. I mean we all got sick within 15-30 minutes.

  • Vonda K

    Very smart. I like to be semi in control of what I eat.

  • Applebootay

    Followers can click 'follow' and never return to view the content again. This is me, I'm that follower.

  • Bonita

    Good! I wish FB would follow suit. The psychological damage that that one feature possesses has done a number on kids and adults. Those who lack confidence and require validation based upon the number of likes they receive better start working on self-love.

  • Raquel

    Same. I got a few ppl I follow on YT and I only remember I followed them when I get a new notification. lol

  • Raquel

    We gonna see how dusty these chicks are when they can't afford to keep it up anymore.

    Those "nos" gonna turn into "yes's' to the "will you sleep with me for money" requests in they DMs. LOL

  • Let them eat cake

    lmao

  • Wreckognize Game

    Thank you for taking your time to post these stories and injecting some humor and shade to keep us engaged. ???

  • Wreckognize Game

    Well, now Ayesha will just have to worry about the comments until she decides to turn them off. ?????

  • La Ivoirienne

    Lets hope n pray so

  • Wreckognize Game

    Who will be the first to go on a rant about still being relevant and well liked just to post their stats?? Let me get Bow Wow.

  • Banka

    Well since Facebook does own Instagram ..... It is coming ..

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You're welcome, hun.

  • Banka

    Maybe they will put back on the clothes now ..!!!!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Facebook is paying a ton of money for Instagram's servers and they're not seeing much of a return on their billion dollar investment. Meanwhile, every chick with a bikini and a tan is a "social media influencer." ?

  • Vonda K

    Lol
    Their currently holding an emergency summit as we speak.

  • Kimberly King

    Them bitches need to get REAL jobs anyway! This girl I watch on YouTube for natural hair irritate the sh*t out of me when said something along the lines of "make sure y'all like everybody's videos and subscribe because we got bills to pay." Lol I remember when YouTube was a hobby for many. Now a lot of them are trying to make it a full time job. It's turned into one big ass infomercial. I'm over it. Get a job or start putting your "love" up for sale. Lazy asses

  • Applebum

    Good, I love this ??
    People who are buying likes can now stop because it’s very sad.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I feel bad for those who were making a good living off this if they have to go get "regular jobs" now. That has to be a big adjustment if they now have to fill out a resume and find somebody to hire them somewhere. Not hating at all... If I could work from home and just make good money off the internet, I would.

  • Applebum

    They’re testing it in other countries right now. They have not decided on USA yet.

  • Trey

    The demonic clout chasin will end hopefully.

  • Bonita

    Interesting. I'm not familiar with IG. Do they not make profits from advertisements on IG like they do on FB?

  • Bonita

    I really hope so.

  • TheWildChild

    Ha! I read about this last and this number of "likes" feature would be only visible by the influencers and not the followers. Also ? I thought IG was just going to test this method for the US market of users and have not confirmed when or if this platform will be rolled out. I know some people will flip the hell out, cause they thrive off this social media BS lifestyle.

  • Applebum

    Facts. Even in the article, Forbes said that Kris didn’t provide proof. And the article also mentioned how in 2017 Kylie Cosmetics sales dropped drastically. That’s why Kris decided to come up with that lie to give that trashy makeup line the illusion of it being in demand when it’s not. People will easily throw money at a “billionaire” who so-called “doesn’t need it” than someone whose product is great but low sales.

  • Applebum

    The user will still be able to see their likes, just the follower/viewer who will not be able to see the likes. And legit companies always ask to see the influencers insights and that will not changed. And they can always take screenshots of their likes if they need to show proof.

  • JENNYJONES1

    THESE INSECURE PEOPLE THAT NEED THE LIKES TO MAKE THEM FEEL IMPORTANT ARE GOING TO LOSE THEIR POOR MINDS, THEIR FRAGILE EGOS WILL CRASH B/C NO ONE WILL SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE LIKE THEM. LOL!!!........JENNY JONES!!!

  • ALLMINE?

    Your first sentence? ?????

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    ???????

  • ALLMINE?

    ???????

  • ALLMINE?

    Nothing.. whatevers next they will buy it up

  • ALLMINE?

    What? ??????

  • ALLMINE?

    She's ugly now.. I even thought she was sexy after the surgeries. It took her one year to turn regular..

  • ALLMINE?

    Some of yall look better than the 25 year olds. Smh lol

  • ALLMINE?

    Let's not be a victim here..relax.. everything ain't about race.. goddam.

  • ALLMINE?

    Yoooooooo ?????.. am i overlooking all these people that have all these followers and "likes" in real life? Where are all these Stunning people???? I live in the ny metro area

  • ALLMINE?

    If there is something new Facebook will buy it for 500 million. That kinda shit is over with???

  • ALLMINE?

    No they will buy the platform or be forced to sell it to Zuckerberg.. unless Amazon creates an app I can't foresee any competition

  • ALLMINE?

    You'll still see follower count right? But they're saying that shit don't matter..

  • ALLMINE?

    I stay on YouTube 24/7. YouTube premium with my headphones.. lol

  • T Willis

    ?

  • RealATLPeach36

    When does this take place??

  • Bushbabe

    Sandra will you be doing a post on the Antione Fuqua, Nicole Murphy and Lela love triangle? I saw this on another blog and it seems Nicole Murphy is on side chick duty with Lela's husband.

  • Yup, I said it

    I only feel for them in the sense that alot of them don't have good work ethic or respect and they are extremely, vain, and self centered and they thrive off of attention. The workforce doesn't cater to any of those qualities. These influencers were sold a false hope that they could retired off of the ability of being extremely self absorbed and slowly that career options is being snatched like a sour smelling wig. ?

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    “Now to my folks think they living sweet
    Well they gone fawk around and push delete”

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Is the TROOF??( Shoutout to my gurl Alextra ?)

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I'll look this up, first hearing it. When I see Lela, I feel bad for her because she smiles on the outside, but I always had a feeling Antoine was blowing out a side chick's back. Lela has put on a lot of weight. She's not the same size as she was back in the days of Boomerang and Harlem Nights.

    I didn't say she deserve to get cheated on, IJS.

  • ALLMINE?

    It is.

  • ALLMINE?

    Lol I dunno

  • ClaireHuxtable

    GOOD! Pay for your business.

  • Malificent

    No of course not they probably will continue it here to keep our country behind the others. People will do nothing for our youth but keep them worried about the wrong things. God come soon!

  • ALLMINE?

    To my folks on prescription pills I know how you feel..

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Go away, Thotianas!

  • speakinmymind
  • speakinmymind

    ??? Boy, bye!! Mrs. Lurk woulda shut that down when it was still a thought in the back of your mind!! ???????

  • speakinmymind

    ????

  • missmiami305

    Yup! Auntie you a veteran in this game. Folks need to stop jumping on trends. Stick to what works. Been riding this blog for over a damn decade?.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Get a job suckers.

  • Raquel

    Right! Now buss it down on them registers. ?

  • Raquel

    You ever see Shuler King on YT? ?? That boi crazy as hell. ???

  • 2gr8ful

    Exactly! They need to like themselves first.

  • ALLMINE?

    Naw. Whats he about?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Can we talk about how Nicole Murphy allegedly messing with a very married man ????? How you gone be a old ho

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    ? they gotta go back to the old ways

  • Vonda K

    Lol. The neighborhood Pookies are rejoicing.

  • Bloc

    Good move by Facebook for once. Flat tummy tea girls and Influencers on sucide watch.

  • Bloc

    Facts

  • Bloc

    Who were you before instagram LOL ?

  • Phil Mccrackenzme

    This is about IG making money. They could care less about the kids

  • Guest©

    I agree with you but as stated previously, its not about race. It's about that green paper. Ig wants their slice of the pie.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Interesting! I know social media has incredibly negative impact on users, who don’t have big numbers of likes or followers! I hope it helps!

    I’m sure there are many plans in the works to slow down the IG, and other social media and user-generated video platform money-grabs!

  • Ruth

    I doubt that. Their likes are still calculated but not viewable

  • Malai

    Lmaoooo

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  • Cannelle

    +1 for "hoe wrangler".

  • Jayde da Blade

    Do u know a better kind???

  • free

    [they really don't have the keith sweatt/nobody gif on this thing smh....]

  • Branch Davidian

    The problem I have with social media is that I am a troll and an asshole. I want a dislike button to ensure I am doing my job triggering as many people as I can...

  • AListDiva29

    The article states u will still be able to see the likes on your posts, just not others.

  • teather

    Good you Stupid IG users. soon, YouTube will hit your A$$es up too. It wasn't going to be long before they wanted a piece of the a$$ you ladies keep showing. It's SAF to use IG and FB. IG influencers. Let's see the majority of you take advantage of that $15 Federal minimum wage now. GO get a FARGIN job! Posting your f'in stupid selfies and your annoying kids. Then you get mad when ppl talk sh*t about your little buggers. Now all that Botox and implants have gone to waste.

  • teather

    Right? I never joke about suicide, it's too serious. BUTT, they will all fall hard on their implants.

  • teather

    He's the one who's married! Why do we always blame the women? Conditioning? He's married. Lela is HIS wife. Nicole is single. Should she be all up in his mouth like that, not really, but she's single! He's married. That's between him and his wife and between Nicole and her God, if she has one.

  • teather

    Well, ppl need to STFU. They're always talking bout the women stealing men, etc. No man who's solid in his relationship can be stolen, if he's a man in a relatiosnship. Clearly he's having issues and is not worried in the least that hed be seen with Nicole. Men do this when women won't just let go. A man will never tell you to leave. He'll always string you along, so never depend on him telling Lela he wants a divorce, too much money and he knows she's his doormat. Look how long Wendy W. dealt with her SAF spouse. When you allow a man to treat you this way, your value is nil. You feel worthless and allow him to run around like this. If SHE were to do it, he'd kill her, literally, Same for WEndy. Her guy looks Crazy AF.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Whew Chile I had to get up from my desk and come to the bathroom to reply to this! This exact reasoning that you gave is the reason why ppl ha e the OPPORTUNITY to cheat and lie! BOTH parties are to blame yes the married individual to vows and their loyalty and commitment is to their spouse for that reason they are wrong now the other party who is single (in some cases married too) they have a MORAL obligation here if not to the other party but at least to themselves! If you KNOWINGLY sleep with someone who is married or in a monogamous relationship yo assss is wrong too while you may not owe the other party significant other anything you owe it to yourself not to set your karma up like that! This how I play it if I’m married my husband cheat him and I will have a huge misunderstanding if the person he cheated with he lied to and they didn’t know we were married I don’t got a bone to pick with me BUT if you sneaking and creeping in hotels and back allies and you know he married to me yes I’m coming for yo assss too! This is why I’m choosing carefully who I marry and where I marry I’m certainly considering marrying and being in a state that acknowledges alienation of affection and will allow for me to sue my husband and his mistress because it’s just flat out wrong! Plus if you nasty enough to carry on an affair you subject to carry diseases! And that’s why I would be pissed at BOTH parties

  • Sinny

    Prostitution, scheming, foreclosures, evictions, and robbery will be at an all time high now. These people have been living WAY above their means for so long depending on the "likes" and validation of people on social media.

  • Jayde da Blade

    U deep. (Pops tongue n lip)..
    I agree with all that.
    But i was talking about u calling Nicole an OLD HO...
    DO U KNOW A BETTER KIND????

  • IChosetheBrownDollbaby

    Because women who are cheated on want to justify staying with the cheater. So just blame the woman their husband chose.

  • K_LE

    They are both to blame. It's already established that he is a selfish and despicable man, but that doesn't mean that Nicole doesn't share in the blame. We all have choices to make in life, and her choice was to creep with a married man while showing no regard for his wife and children. Just because she's not married doesn't mean that she's free to freak and frolic with other people's husbands. They're both scum.

  • Latisaj

    This is what the world has come to..