So Twitter decided to make a change, and people have been reacting (and reacting to the reaction):
People are really wound up about an icon for liking something. Social media has gone full on stupid.—
George Reese (@GeorgeReese) November 03, 2015
As Jeff Sussna noted, there’s a reason for the reaction:
.@GeorgeReese people are wound up because a platform core to their life/work changed something meaningful without any warning/communication—
Jeff Sussna (@jeffsussna) November 03, 2015
In my old, pre-IT life, I’ve seen that same cavalier attitude toward change cause a real-life riot (for the record, it was a jail riot rather than a prison riot, but whatever), complete with fires set, property damaged and tear gas deployed. All for the want of a little notice.
Sometimes people react negatively to this type of change. The reaction might be stupid, but how much more stupid is triggering that type of reaction when you didn’t have to?