Twitter introduced their new "like" feature, which uses a heart symbol, earlier this month. The core Twitter user base complained loudly at the removal of the star symbol, which was known as the "favorites" button. Others embraced the revamped feature with open arms, but you mostly heard complaints.
The Twitter blog released a statement shortly after the implementation of the "like" feature.
"We are changing our star icon for favorites to a heart and we’ll be calling them likes. 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 yourfavorite.
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."
But what do people think now that the dust has settled? It seems that negative emotions have begun to settle as users begin to get used to the new way of interacting with the social media site. That's usually what happens when a new feature is introduced online. It's easy to assume that the loudest people are the largest group because of their "shouting." What’s your favorite feature in a site that was removed and replaced, but turned out to be better?