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Twitter: The Shining Star vs. the Glowing Heart

By November 6, 2015 August 29th, 2019 No Comments

TwitterIn case you haven’t heard, earlier this week Twitter released groundbreaking social media news that they have changed their star-shaped icon, indicating a favorite, to a heart-shaped icon that now indicates a like.

According to Twitter, “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.”

As you might have already guessed a lot of people are not “liking” the new change and took to Twitter, nonetheless, to express their displeasure. As human beings we are naturally reluctant to change, whether it is something life altering or as minuscule as a social media platform change. However, small this change may seem,  I believe the star was a unique icon to Twitter.

According to WIRED, Twitter is still  facing a slow user growth in 2015, and you know how the saying goes: “If you can’t beat em, join em,” which  is exactly what Twitter did when they switched over to the heart-shaped icon. Only time will tell if this is the change that Twitter needed to make to attract new users.

We’d love to hear you thoughts on the recent Twitter change, whether you are liking the change or if it’s not your favorite. (See what I did there?)

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