Terminology: Favorite vs. Bookmark vs. QuickLink in social software
29 May 2012 - 5:32pm
47 weeks ago
I work for a software development company creating social software for enterprise clients. We are adding a feature to our app that would allow users to save shortcuts to content and other users in a global panel for quick/easy access. I want to get feedback from the IxD community around the terminology for this feature. We already have both following and liking in the application and they function as you would expect in any social software (See Facebook, Twitter etc). By adding this new feature we don't want to create confusion with the current following or liking functionality. We are looking for research, best practices, etc. around what term(s) is more user friendly. The terms we have considered so far are Favorites, Bookmarks and QuickLinks, but we are open to other suggestions as well.