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I Heart Twitter

Twitter opts for Hearts over Stars!

Change is tough. Especially when it comes to our social media that we’ve grown to rely on and use daily er… hourly…no secondly?

But, some change is good. I love the new star icon for favorites on Twitter. They created a heart as a ‘likes; symbol. The star was a bit confusing.

It’s the action of the gif that really shows some work by the developers – I just really dig this little thing. Thanks; Twitter!

If you are one of the thousands who don’t like the change you can commiserate with the author of this article in New York Times. :/

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Hearts on Twitter
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | By Akarshan Kumar (@AkiK), 

We hope you like what you see on Twitter and Vine today: hearts!

We are changing our star icon for favorites to a heart and we’ll be calling them likes. We want to make Twitter easier and more rewarding to use, and we know that at times the star could be confusing, especially to newcomers. You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be yourfavorite.

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.

Hearts on Twitter

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We hope you like what you see on Twitter and Vine today: hearts!

We are changing our star icon for favorites to a heart and we’ll be calling them likes. We want to make Twitter easier and more rewarding to use, and we know that at times the star could be confusing, especially to newcomers. You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be yourfavorite.

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.

You’ve embraced hearts in a big way on Periscope, and we’re delighted to bring them to Twitter and Vine, making them the common language for our global community.

Starting today, 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!