We’ll be rolling out (always wanted to say stuff like this) some new features in the near future. Among them is a new profile design that won’t contain displays for follower and following counts. Unless you count them by hand, you’ll never know how many people are following you.
Surely, social media managers and “experts” will be pissed off by this, but we think that these numbers simply are not as important as some imagine them to be. Let’s say you’ve got a lot of followers. Would you recommend better texts than if they were fewer? Whatever the effects of displaying these numbers are: they’re no good. Sure, you’ll be able to see who is following you, but there’s no need to know how many people follow you, hence the latter won’t be displayed. The number of someone’s followers shouldn’t be a reason for anyone else to follow them.
We’re trying to reduce the awkward moments of social networks to a minimum, to lessen its pace and to build something you don’t feel annoyed by. You should use QUOTE.fm when you feel that there’s time for it, when you want to find something good to read, a text worth your time, read leaning back, without any hassle.
Besides that, we’re updating some design-related things and I’m happy to announce that we don’t know when QUOTE.fm will be available to the public and its reading recommendations open for everyone to see. What we do know, though, is that it’ll be in the not too remote future.