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Google Discover starts rolling out heart button for adjusting feed preferences

Google Discover starts rolling out heart button for adjusting feed preferences

A new heart icon has been spotted in Google Discover (née Feed), replacing the previous button that triggered the familiar more/less slider for tuning its content to better match your tastes. This isn't just a visual change in iconography, either, as tapping the new heart button doesn't open any menu, apparently and simply indicating to Google that you liked a given piece of content. So far, the change seems to be in limited testing.

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Hulu rolling out like/dislike buttons to improve recommendations (Update: Available)

Hulu rolling out like/dislike buttons to improve recommendations (Update: Available)

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YouTube is testing an improved comment UI in the Android app: likes, dislikes, reactions, and sorting

YouTube is testing an improved comment UI in the Android app: likes, dislikes, reactions, and sorting

Open your eyes wide because a miracle is about to happen. You know how YouTube has long had some comment tools on its website to change the sorting order and like/dislike comments? Well, the Android app doesn't have any of that. What you get is just a regular list of comments with the option to add your opinion to the mix and... nothing else really.

However, that might be about to change. Some users are seeing a new comment interface on the YouTube Android app with the cool features from the website. There's a like and dislike button below each comment, an indicator of how many replies it got, and an option to expand to view said replies in a separate page.

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Pocket Becomes More Of A Social Network With The Addition Of Likes And Reposts

Pocket Becomes More Of A Social Network With The Addition Of Likes And Reposts

Pocket began as a way to save a website and read it later. But like any company providing a free service, Pocket started using the information it gathered on users to make recommendations. Then it introduced a way to follow friends and interesting strangers in order to keep up with what they're reading and read their comments. What began as a useful web utility has turned into a social network.

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Twitter Switches Favorites (With A Star) To Likes (With A Heart) For Some Reason

Twitter Switches Favorites (With A Star) To Likes (With A Heart) For Some Reason

Before today, if you liked a message on Twitter and wanted others to see it, you could retweet it. And if you liked a tweet and wanted to keep it all to yourself, you could "favorite" it by tapping the little star icon, which would fill in and save it as a quasi-bookmark in your account. Today Twitter announced a change to its social platform that will rock the very foundations of the Internet: the star is now a heart. Oh, and it's called a "like" now.

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[New App] Likes! For Android Uses Your Facebook Friends To Tell You What's Good Around Town Or Around The World

[New App] Likes! For Android Uses Your Facebook Friends To Tell You What's Good Around Town Or Around The World

In the information age, discovery is a profitable trade. Google even built its fortune on discovering new and relevant info. As everyone and their mother begins sharing everything about their lives online, startups and large corporations alike have a new source of data to pull from. Enter Likes!, an app that uses things your friends and family have liked on Facebook to help you discover restaurants, movies, events, and more.

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The app is a great concept. In theory it would show you all the cool places your friends know of. Your friends are probably a better judge of what's cool around town than a search engine, right?

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