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What do you use the Favorite ⭐ thingy for?

I mark a toot with Favorite ⭐...

My idea of marking a toot a Favorite ⭐ is so that I can later see that post in my Favorites. :blobcatpeek:

But it seems that many people use it to mark toots as Seen or Read. And some use it as a Like button. What say you? :blobspy:

I'm considering doing the seemingly more popular practice of using Favourite as a Seen or Read marker. 🤔

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@evelynyap I use it as sort of a like/acknowledgement signal.

As in, "yeah I'm out here and I see you but I don't feel like saying anything at the moment" 😃

@evelynyap I had some web automation that would track my favorite tweets. It’s somewhat interesting looking at them years later.

I remember years ago when I was new to Twitter, my first Favorite tweets were Bono's. Then his account mysteriously disappeared, apparently taken down by Twitter. The tweets I marked as Favorites disappeared as well. I asked Twitter about Bono's account disappearing. They responded, with zero explanation. 😕


Technically its for bookmarking but everyone Use it everywhere as to showcase that they are being nice to you. Kind of thing more of being social with one another, I guess

Yeah, I thought so too @inditoot 🤔 But only a few of survey respondents use it that way.

@Gargron Will there be a separate Like button in the future?

Would be nice to be able to toots (to be able to quickly acknowledge that I've seen someone's toots) and still have a way to ⭐ or a few special, noteworthy toots. :blobcatpeek:

Maybe a ❤️ button instead? (Since Like 👍 is already very much associated with FB). Spreading love is good thing me thinks. :blobheartcat:

@evelynyap @Gargron

Well, it maybe because of Poll 🙄 For normal interaction I seen people Favorite even DM toots.

And as per Bookmark, I use glitch fork which already has that feature, I don't think gargron will ever going to add it.

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