It used to be “Favorite” on twitter where you click on the star whenever you see a tweet you like. This has been replaced with twitter likes where the icon is a heart. Other than to show that you like a person’s tweet, there are other uses for twitter likes. How else can you use likes?
- Bookmark your tweets – If you see a tweet with a link that interest you but don’t have time read it yet, you can click on the heart to bookmark it. It will be stored under “Likes” tab on your profile page
- Get more followers – Just like Facebook has pokes, twitter users use likes to get the attention of someone. Place enough likes on a user’s tweets, he or she will bound to visit your profile and if they like what they see, they might follow you
- Passive aggressive gesture – Cyber wars is nothing new these days. You find yourself arguing with a complete stranger online. Liking their tweets is a passive aggressive way to show that their words don’t affect you