The Curious Case of People Who Only Clap Once
Mateja Klaric

Because, human beings never counted claps before medium introduced this “button”. Isn’t it stupid if we start counting the number of times we clapped when we were excited, happy or applauding?

A “button” for clap is not at all intuitive as we have a muscle memory of pressing a button only once unless it’s a gaming remote controller buttons.

I don’t think the numbers you shared would ever vary alot as clapping with a thumb or mouse would never give that experience.

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

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