@kev Good read! This is like a super tiny nitpick, though, but:
> You can also favourite a Toot. [...] or a Twitter heart.
It's not /exactly/ the same as a Twitter heart, because favorites don't actually propagate. In Twitter, a 'like' is a non-deterministic 'retweet'—since Twitter shows your likes ("xyz liked…") to /some/ of your followers.
And this behavior of favorites is good! You can like stuff that you wouldn't want on your timeline without fear, since favorites are entirely private.
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