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We are changing our star icon for favorites to a heart and we’ll be calling them likes. Twitter Ditches "Favorites" And Introduces "Likes" [blog.twitter.com]
you’ll see hearts on Twitter for iOS and Android, twitter.com, TweetDeck, Twitter for Windows 10, and on Tweets across the Internet, as well as on the Vine Android app and website. You’ll see them soon on Vine for iOS and Twitter for Mac. Tap the heart and see what happens!
joined:Nov 11, 2000
favourite implies saving the tweetI agree, but that's already gotten cheapened by spammers who have been using Favorites on Twitter as a way of sucking in followers. I think the change of "Favorite" to "Like" will cheapen it further, probably what Twitter wants. It will get used a lot. I'll probably get more comfortable with it as time goes on. I've mostly used it as a bookmark... so it was about saving things I liked at least enough so I could find them.
You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be your favorite.
The heart, in contrast, is a universal symbol that resonates across languages, cultures, and time zones. The heart is more expressive, enabling you to convey a range of emotions and easily connect with people. And in our tests, we found that people loved it...
joined:Oct 30, 2015