Instagram was criticized for shamelessly copying some feature from its rival photo sharing site Snapchat. It’s not illegal but sometimes it can undermine the social networking site itself.
So here are the list of 3 features that social networks should not adapt from each other –
- Facebook Adapting LinkedIn’s “Who’s viewed your Profile” – Although little of what you do on the 7-billion-user social network goes unrecorded at some level, Facebook has always ensured other users can’t see if you’ve been peeking at my profile, and you can’t see when they inspect yours. Third-party apps may promise that kind of insight, but they can’t actually deliver it.This kind of a feature would be a disaster on Facebook. Gathering intelligence on bosses and coworkers and yes, stalking exes would never be the same if they could tell you’d been reading their old updates.
- LinkedIn Replies with GIF, Emoji and sticker reply – LinkedIn is not a social network to have fun on. Its almost like a grown up version of the social media. It’s mostly used by professionals and to connect with each and create networks. So jumping on the bandwagon of other social medias obsession with emoji’s, GIF’s or stickers will not be very professional of LinkedIn.
- Twitter: everybody else’s typing-indicator bubbles – Almost everybody running a messaging service has figured out that letting the user know when somebody is typing a reply will keep them staring at the screen until that response appears. Some at Twitter must have suggested this idea but mostly wise people rejected it because how horrifically distracting this would be — and how much of a drain on server resources it would be for a company now facing serious pressure from investors to start yielding Facebook-sized returns.