Many Twitter users employ the ability to mark a tweet as a favourite in one of two ways: some use it a a method of giving private kudos to the original author, while others like to save particularly good posts for later review. Regardless of your reason, you may have noticed that Twitter recently started sharing your favourites (along with details on who you are now following) on the timelines of your followers.
It isn’t really a big deal, other than now our Twitter feeds are a little more cluttered, but most people don’t like feeling like the rules can change unannounced.
Twitter isn’t responding to inquiries regarding their latest social experiment, but chances are good they aren’t sure whether they want to keep these new features yet –at least until they see whether it increases user engagement and ad revenue.
Jillian Koskie is an experienced software developer, content writer, project manager and usability design expert. With over 17 years in these roles, Jillian has enjoyed applying her skill-set to assist clients and users across a wide variety of sectors including: legal, health, and financial services. Combining these professional opportunities with a love of technology, Jillian is pleased to contribute articles, opinions, and advice to numerous news outlets, websites, and publications.