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Generally speaking, a 'like' means that you like the post of subject matter, but don't necessarily recommend it. An 'upvote' is generally used when there are a large number of replies, questions, responses, or items that need to be ordered. The upvote means that the reader thinks that that piece of information is important and deserves to be seen first.
I think the reason for not display the down votes is to encourage user to comment to participate. If you made a comment and you see a lot of down votes, you are unlikely to comment again, you get discouraged. By hiding the down vote count, users can down vote and commentators can make comments.
It is possible that they're attempting to prevent "downvote train", e.g. users think it's good, cool and okay to downvote an unnecessarily heavily downvoted post, assuming the downvote indicator is visible, due to maturity of typical YouTube user. I don't think we'll gain anything if downvote indicator becomes visible, so it's better to leave it hidden as a ...
It depends entirely on your business objectives and the target demographic. The pros and cons of a particular aesthetic will vary wildly based on the above.
The main function of your app will be the sharing of food images with friends. So the main part are the images. The main function is simple. Because your app will have "only" (not negative!) a few functions, so the most important part will be the simplicity. On the other hand, colorful apps are in trend (refer to the article #2). First the PRO/CON. Clean, ...
If the problem would be about designing a normal restaurant app, I would go with the clean, simplistic, more elegant approach. But if you are talking about a mobile platform with a social approach then you should definitely go for the colorful/playful style, mainly because it is proven that "gamification" really works for mobile applications and brings a ...
Both can work, if you use clean/realistic, things can be easier to make a relation to the end user, fun/game-like it's like the name says "fun" and maybe more engaging, but in both cases you need to define your audience maybe someone don't like too colorful or too clean, ask people what they like.
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