Ahh, Twitter. It鈥檚 a great place to go to find out what鈥檚 (literally)聽trending, communicate your thoughts (with shortcuts!) and see what your fave celebs are up to. Twitter is always on the forefront of the Internet and they鈥檝e been making some serious changes lately. They recently implemented polls into tweets, now allow you to donate to your fave politician鈥檚 campaigns and now they鈥檙e changing how you interact with other peoples鈥 tweets.


Twitter is taking a page from Facebook鈥檚, er, book by聽changing the name of 鈥渇avorites鈥 to 鈥渓ikes.鈥 On their blog, they stated the reason they decided to do so is because they 鈥渨ant 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聽favorite.鈥 Yep, makes sense.聽And the changes don鈥檛 stop there.

Perhaps more significantly, the social media company changed the icon for favorites from a star to a heart. They even tweeted about the change with a fun video that explains it. They wrote in their blog post regarding the change, 鈥淭he 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.鈥

What can we say?聽We certainly do like the heart, but we鈥檒l miss you, gold star.

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(h/t Twitter)