Paul Kinlan wrote: > The issue with favorites is that are personal to a user > and a tweet so are not visible in the UI to everyone > else (which is something that the RT seems to be trying > to solve), and also track re-tweets as they are two > different things. > > You can get a users favorites pretty easily.
The new way of handling retweets makes a lot of sense if Twitter is planning to make favorites private. I think a lot of users would appreciate private favorites, or at least the option of making them private without protecting their updates. - Brian