Sometimes on social media, you wonder what’s the point of the functions when they all seem to operate the same way. On twitter, the features that are commonly used are retweet and likes. Twitter likes work the same way as any like on any social media site, while retweet is like repost on Instagram or share on Facebook.
On twitter, if you post a good tweet – usually a funny one, a satirical one, a deep and significant quote, other users will like them. These likes simply means other users find your tweets interesting. If on Facebook the like sign is symbolized by a blue thumbs up, twitter uses a red heart as its twitter likes icon.