Twitter replaces ‘like’ to ‘heart’
08 November 2015, Nirapad News: Microblogging site Twitter’s own employees are criticising their company’s decision to drop favs and change to hearts.
The site has changed from using stars represented by favs to using “likes” represented by little hearts. Twitter claimed that the change was intended to stop newcomers getting confused, since it might not be clear what a favourite is.
But engineer Peter Seibel said that the site had chosen a term that was loaded, abandoning what he described as the “neutral” wording of the old tool.
Mr Seibel describes himself on LinkedIn as a senior staff engineer at Twitter. He has been in that position since April 2015, joining the company as a staff engineer exactly two years before that. ?The Independent UK