Twitter is becoming Facebook. There, I said it. As much as I love Twitter, the recent change to have a like-type button rather than favorite is not going to go without some ridicule.
Now, in their defense and my long usage of the platform, I’ve always looked at favoriting a tweet as liking it. However, the dynamic of a favorite held much more collateral to Twitter than you may think. The formerly favorite button served as a filing cabinet — if you wanted to go back to something you saw and wanted to address it later, you could. In addition, the favorite button indicated that you agreed with a point of view that was made. Having a heart holds a different connotation.Continue reading “Has Twitter gone too far with its new “heart” button?”