Twitter Discovers Social Media Doesn’t ‘Like’ Its Latest Change

Keeping Up with the Zuckerbergs are we, Twitter?

You feel that? The rumbling? No, it’s not an earthquake. Social media is really pissed at Twitter.

According to this morning’s Twitter blog, the powers that be at Twitter (CEO Jack Dorsey and his mirror) have decided to change “favorites” to … LIKES. Wait, what?! 

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 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.

The star icon is now a heart because not “everything can be your favorite,” opined product manager Akarshan Kumar.

It was the differentiator from Facebook, created in 2006 along with the platform. Tumblr had hearts. And now Periscope does… hey, wait a minute?! Whatever the coincidence with its owned real-time video streaming product, this move could show the real leader in the social media clubhouse. S/O to Facebook? At least we can’t like that one.

Look at it this way, what a great opportunity to use that new middle finger emoji. Welp, tweeps… let the “dislikes” roll: