“virtual hugs”, “high fives”
The New Intimacy Economy
Leigh Alexander

I can’t help but be reminded of Twitter’s recent movement to the ‘heart’ icon and how creepy it feels to me. No, I don’t ‘love’ the thing you said, but I just want to save it for later— I’m not sure what its original purpose was anyway. I always saw it as, “I don’t want to retweet your thing, but I like it anyway?”