Last night, you likely favorited your last tweet.
This morning, Twitters users were likely surprised to discover the golden star of social media recognition was replaced by cute little red hearts, as favoriting has now been turning into liking (wonder what Facebook has to say about that).
Akarshan Kumar, a Twitter product manager, told CNET that part of the reason for the switch was the star could be confusing, whereas, "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." Which is good, because I think I speak for most people when I say I require a wide range of emotions when approving a particularly adorable cat gif.
It's one of several new notable changes and additions to the social media platform, including polls and moments, in its quest to keep adding new users and to actually make a profit – a surprisingly serious concern facing one of the most revolutionary media and communication developments this side of the new millennium.
In the meantime, heart to your heart's content on Twitter and say, "Hey, I enjoyed this statement, but not enough to share it with other people," and "Eh, I'll get around to reading this link later (even though you know you probably won't)."
And, according to CEO Jack Dorsey, wait for more changes to come. Perhaps we could add an eye icon to signify, "I briefly glanced at this and acknowledge its existence," or perhaps a slightly smirking grin to say, "This was mildly amusing." Or maybe adding the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ as an official icon. Or maybe a new addition that will help up-and-coming comedians and celebrities quickly delete old problematic tweets.
Or finally a freaking way to edit typos in tweets without having to delete the whole goddamn thing. Please please please let this be next.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.