Mark Hamill is on a crusade to bring back likes on Twitter

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‘I want people to know it was me’: Mark Hamill is on a crusade to bring back public likes on X

The platform recently eliminated its ability to see who enjoyed your post.


Mike Hadge

Pop Culture

If you’re one of the few brave souls still on Twitter aka X you’ve noticed this week that one of the defining features of the platform—seeing if someone cool liked your post—has now been eliminated.

I know what you’re thinking: “Wait, is this just so users and bots can like porn and racism without anyone knowing?” How dare you jump to such outrageous conclusions! (That’s probably what’s happening here. Why else would you even do this?) 

The change coming so soon after it was announced straight-up porn would now be allowed on Twitter is more than a li’l eyebrow-raising, though the feature was previously available to anyone who paid the $8 a month for that coveted blue check mark. (Again, coughing loudly for no reason.)

The official word from the platform is that the policy is to “better protect your privacy.” Sure, Jan. 

Naturally, not everyone is taking the news so easily. One of the main crusaders against this change is Luke “Li’l Vader” Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill

One solution to the issue proposed has been for users to just comment “like” on posts they like, and apparently to prove that he’s not all talk, Hamill has done exactly that. 

But at what cost?

This is no way to live. Twitter is supposed to be mindless. The more steps you add to the basic experience, the less likely folks are to engage. Still, Hamill is determined to let the platform at large know where his true “likes” lie. 

Fortunately, Hamill’s efforts have not gone unappreciated.

Luke Skywalker? More like Like Skywalker, you guys. Did I volunteer to cover this piece simply to write that line? You will live out your remaining days guessing!

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