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Twitter May Remove ‘Like’ Button Soon

Twitter users, however, were not happy with the development, saying the "Like" button allowed them to support others and offer solidarity

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Twitter has confirmed it was considering removing the heart-shaped ‘Like’ button after its CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that he was not a fan and would be getting rid of it “soon”.

After The Telegraph first reported about this on Monday, the micro-blogging platform said they were rethinking about the ‘Like’ button but it will not “happen soon”.

“As we’ve been saying for a while, we are rethinking everything about the service to ensure we are incentivising healthy conversation, that includes the like button. We are in the early stages of the work and have no plans to share right now,” tweeted @TwitterComms.

The feature was introduced in 2015 to replace the star-shaped button “favourites”.

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Brandon Borrman, Vice President of Twitter communications, also said it is not happening soon.

“Short story on ‘Like’. We’ve been open that we’re considering it. Jack even mentioned it in front of the US Congress. There’s no timeline. It’s not happening a ‘soon’,” he also tweeted.

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Twitter users, however, were not happy with the development, saying the “Like” button allowed them to support others and offer solidarity.

“Some expressed fears that without the button, retweets and argument would be the only means of communication,” reported The Verge. (IANS)

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Pessimistic Millennials Across the World Storm Twitter with Retirement Plans

A recent report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that today, just 60 per cent of millennials are considered middle-class, compared to 70 per cent of baby boomers when they were in their twenties

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Millennials across the world stormed Twitter with suggestions how they would like to retire, using the hashtag #millennialretirementplans, and most of them had pessimistic and gloomy views about their golden years.

From living in their parents’ basements to colonizing the Mars only to destroy it like Earth, millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) wished for early death via dark-themed jokes and memes about never been able to retire and putting the blame on Baby Boomers (those born worldwide between 1946 and 1964) and political upheavals.

“Hope we don’t die in our chairs during a meeting that could have been an email,” wrote one user.

“Watch as the environment disintegrates and move to Mars, where we will yet again, destroy another planet,” posted another.

Most of the millennials painted a bleak picture of their retirement plans.

“Why is this even on trending? We all know we’ll never be able to retire,” said another Twitter user.

“Cultivate my kids so they can become successful millionaires and live off of them,” wrote one.

There were several tweets about poor healthcare as a barrier to a good retirement.

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“Work myself to death since healthcare is a debt sentence & social security won’t exist by the time I’m of ‘retiring age’. Or just wait for the nuclear apocalypse,” said one millennial user.

“Early death,” said one.

“Dumpsters are the new tiny houses,” posted another.

A few millennial users, however, made light of the situation.

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“Travelling around the world collecting Pokemon Go,” said a user.

Other comments were: “Have older people pay for you now, have younger people pay for you later,” and “become an anti-social media influencer”.

A recent report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that today, just 60 per cent of millennials are considered middle-class, compared to 70 per cent of baby boomers when they were in their twenties. (IANS)