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Some users upset as Twitter trades stars for hearts, favourites for likes

But product manager calls heart "a universal symbol that resonates across languages, cultures and time zones"

The Twitter Inc. logo and application are displayed on a laptop computer, Apple Inc. iPhone 5s, and iPad in this arranged photograph in Washington.


LIKE it or not, Twitter on Tuesday retired its star button that users click to "favourite" a post and replaced it with a heart.

The messaging platform said the new system of "likes", which is also used by Facebook, offers a better way for users to express their views....

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