Much like other infamous moments in history, Nov. 3, 2015 will go down as perhaps one of the darkest, most foul days of our time. A day when a power hungry behemoth dared to change our way of life, and insert a dark and disturbing alteration to how we communicate with one another. Oh, how we already long for those older, simpler days when we were not forced to succumb to the tyranny of a sick, perverted mind that made us change our ways against our will.
Yes, Twitter changed our star symbol that indicated we “favorite” a particular tweet to a heart symbol indicating we “like” the post. The age of darkness is upon us.
“We are changing our star icon for favorites to a heart and we’ll be calling them likes.,” Twitter product manager Akarshan Kumar — social media’s answer to pure evil — said in a blog post. “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.”
Well, well, Twitter is now telling us how we have been getting “favorite” wrong for almost a decade now. And they probably have been laughing at us the whole time. What kind of sick joke has Twitter been playing on us?
“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,” he said in his blog post, probably written from the digital tears of Twitter handles that were crushed by this change. A change, mind you, that apparently caused the Internet to almost explode in misplaced rage.
Fortunately, people like this brave soul dared to rage against the machine that is this unjust social media site.
Which eventually led to his rebellion.