This is not a typical post. Normally I’d just make this suggestion in private. But social media companies for some reason have a vulnerability to media vaguely considered ‘public’ and not theirs, insofar as if I suggested this in private they’d just ignore it.
So let me make this clear: when I click “comments” on mobile, I’m thinking “I wonder what good observations have been made about this?”, which is what happens on desktop/laptop:
and not “let’s wade through the Dead Sea if it were entirely composed of fucktards tagging their friends”, which is what happens on mobile:
but while making me unable to sort by Top Comments, I can apparently wade through this mile long “Who Reacted” list:
Let me be clear:
This shit has no value. This shit is anti-value. No one cares about these people. Who the fuck is Dillon? He could die tomorrow and neither you, nor I, would give a shit. I wouldn’t care about me if I saw me tagging one of my friends, nor do I expect anyone to care about me, and you shouldn’t expect anyone to care about you either.
In fact, because this has become the dominant way of displaying comments on mobile, “top comments” on desktop is often no more than the only comments that managed to get more than a few likes before being wiped out by a tidal wave of people tagging their best friend.
Inside jokes are funny to you because they’re inside your circle. Otherwise, they’re not inside jokes. They’re outside jokes, aka jokes.
This insular bullshit is a net-negative for everyone. Please fix it: hide comments that are predominantly tags, or allow “top comments” for mobile, or *something* — just please make “comments” something other than a landfill of bff-tags.