Why ❤️ trumps 👏
Lucas Neumann

In addition to the fine points raised here, I assume I am not the only one who finds the size of the clap icon, especially when included in a larger green circle, very distracting when it appears as you scroll through an article.

This goes against one of the first things that attracted me to Medium — the typography, white space, etc, mentioned by Lucas Neumann. It is an ugly distraction.

Give me the heart, which was the same size as the FB, twitter, and bookmark icons.