People really do fear change, as evidenced by the reaction of Twitter users to the social network's latest update.
Twitter has just announced that its changing its star symbol, that users click the 'favourite' a tweet, to a heart. It's also no longer a 'favourite', but a 'like'.
Huh, wonder where they got that idea?
— Twitter (@Twitter) November 3, 2015
It's already in effect, and this earth-shattering change has sent the website into a frenzy. Take a look at some of the reactions below.
WHAT'S WITH THE HEARTS
— dodie (@doddleoddle) November 3, 2015
Hearts mean something, dummies, and "cute joke" is not it. I HATE CHANGE.
— Linda Holmes (@lindaholmes) November 3, 2015
Who the hell snuck into my Twitter last night and replaced the stars with these stupid hearts?!?!? pic.twitter.com/a7i9C24lHt
— Buster Hein (@bst3r) November 3, 2015
The worst thing about the Twitter change is that I don't have a heart.
— Patrick Smith (@psmith) November 3, 2015
Disclaimer: retweets do not = endorsement but hearts do *kinda* imply a crush
— Tom Gara (@tomgara) November 3, 2015
Hearts? Really Twitter? Why not lollipops, or sugardrop fairies made of rainbow smiles, sparkles, and a generous dollop of dreams?
— FineWhateverItsRicoHat (@Popehat) November 3, 2015
These hearts are going to make it weird when you're trying to passive-aggressively take someone's side in a Twitter row without tweeting.
— karyn (@redlemonader) November 3, 2015
"We're losing the social media war! What do we do! I need ideas!"
"What if we change stars to hearts?"
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) November 3, 2015
Forget favs or hearts. The only button Twitter needs is ¯\_(?)_/¯.
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) November 3, 2015
I don't like change. https://t.co/6w5Q1kPEOE
— Colette Sexton (@colette_sexton) November 3, 2015
omg why have the stars changed to hearts I am NOT comfortable with this
— aoife (@aoiph) November 3, 2015
The moment everything changed forever </3 pic.twitter.com/2k64YSoDE1
— Sarah Breen ???? (@SarahJayBee) November 3, 2015
Love hearts, Twitter? Really? I'd much prefer Care Bears.
— Colm Tobin (@colmtobin) November 3, 2015
I don't come here for love. I come here for validation. Give me gold stars.
— Alan (@alan_maguire) November 3, 2015
My timeline's reaction to the introduction of hearts on twitter pic.twitter.com/7bKC8zFShk
— The Poke (@ThePoke) November 3, 2015
Remember when Twitter had stars? Treasured memories.