Fav Forever

A Chrome extension that brings stars back to Twitter

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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
That was quick (from the Twitter blog 3 hours ago). Personally, I'm all for hearts. "Favoriting" is too such a strong commitment.
Reed Kavner
Reed KavnerMaker@reedkavner · product at @billboard + weekend hacker
@rrhoover As a product manager, I agree. As a longtime Twitter user with a penchant for nostalgia, I miss my stars.
Zoe Landon
Zoe Landon@hupfen · Web Developer & Rabbit
@rrhoover Personally, I feel the opposite. Hearts feel like too strong a sentiment, given all of the romantic cultural underpinnings of the icon. (Tressie Cottom covers it fairly well: https://medium.com/message/faves...) I'm not a huge fan of Medium's use of hearts either (which I bring up since I linked to it), but at least that context feels like it's connected to the article rather than the person. And alternate use cases for the feature (such as using Twitter's favorites as bookmarks, which I've done quite often) don't feel as beneficial or disconnected from the idea of "something I like". Twitter is far more personal, and getting a heart from someone just feels like it has more intimate undertones. (I don't think I use any other sites that use hearts for likes, so my context is admittedly limited.) But, as has been pointed out, hearts are better for engagement. If that's what Twitter is focused on right now, of course they'll make the change.
Niv Dror
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
Incredible timing.
Reed Kavner
Reed KavnerMaker@reedkavner · product at @billboard + weekend hacker
@nivo0o0 One of the few benefits of being unemployed :)
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@reedkavner ha! Great way to get noticed if you're looking for a job.
Fred Rivett
Fred Rivett@fredrivett · Co-founder @ The Dot
Haha, was waiting for that to happen... #savethefav https://twitter.com/FredRivett/s...
Kate Daly
Kate Daly@tikikate · Experience Manager
Ha! I've grown to tolerate the hearts, despite the article I wrote in the heat of fervor on the day they hit my browser. (https://medium.com/@tikikate/the...)