As an A’s fan, Dallas Braden has always been one of the cool guys. He represented Stockton. Hew threw a perfect game. He hates A-Rod. All good with me.
But he also has some opinions. Whatever, not a big deal. But today, he had an interesting opinion that I disagreed with.
Filed under Food, Music, Twitter
This is my favorite song from Shura, whose fame is starting to rise. I like this song so much, I had it on repeat. I shared that news and she liked it!
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If you haven’t heard the news, Twitter has replaced the star for “favorites” and replaced it with a heart for “likes” throughout all their platforms including Vine.
Here is their official announcement and release:
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 your favorite.
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.
You’ve embraced hearts in a big way on Periscope, and we’re delighted to bring them to Twitter and Vine, making them the common language for our global community.
What bums me out about this news, which I had heard about a month ago, was that I am losing out on one of my favorite things on Twitter.
As much as I use Twitter’s own photo sharing features, Twitpic was the first ever such I used back then. I didn’t do Instagram and what made Twitpic stand out were two things.
One was that I could send my images to Twitpic via my email and it would upload automatically for me and tweet it. Second thing — and this is what I will miss the most — is that the GIFs I uploaded worked so well with Twitpic. On my Tweetdeck, the GIFs would automatically play. I didn’t have to click and go to a page on my browser. It would just play in my column.
Twitter’s “GIF” feature doesn’t do that on Tweetdeck. In fact, their “GIFs” aren’t even that. They are SWF files. Cheaters.
Farewell Twitpic. I never imagined my Twitter experience would not have you around. This bums me out.
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