I agree about claps.
Kerry Elizabeth Thompson
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To be honest: It’s interesting to see all the complaints about the clap feature. Everybody knows that we all fear change. How many times did Apple release something new (I didn’t say invent) and the world complained about it. How many times did a software update annoy you but after some time you got used to it, or even “worse”: You don’t wanna miss it anymore. I’m sure Medium made a lot of user tests, so I think it’s gonna stay. Maybe others will follow and claps will become the new like, maybe not, who knows, we’ll see…