Slider is probably the better UI mechanism to get from one point to another quickly, in this case…
Kevan Lin

Great points, Kevan. I do think there are visual ways to make the Claps look registered, such as the confetti animation. The design is not shown here but we brainstormed the idea of the Clap count resuming from where the reader left off, if they were to activate the slider again.

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.