That Wail You Hear Echoing Across the Office Is Because Twitter Just Changed Faves to Likes

Twitter is trading in its beloved “favorites” for “likes,” meaning the cute stars you used to click in recognition of other people’s mediocre content will be turned into corny-ass hearts.

“You might like a lot of things, but not everything can be your favorite,” Twitter product manager Akarshan Kumar told Mashable. “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.”

That is a statement I would not fave.

Twitter users took the change in stride. Haha nah.

One question remains: If we can no longer fave each other’s tweets, how will we flirt?

Everybody Panic: Twitter Changes Faves to Likes