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Twitter Tests ‘Labels’ To Encourage Transparency on Twitter

On its beta test app "Twttr", the micro-blogging site is also testing a colour-coded version of "Labels" that highlights responses from the original tweeter and responses where a user is mentioned.

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In order to curb the spread of fake and abusive content with untraceable origins on its platform, earlier in January, Twitter confirmed that it has begun testing an "Original Tweeter" tag. Pixabay

Micro-blogging site Twitter is extending the test of its much-awaited “Labels” feature beyond its “Twttr” beta test app to the main platform.

The “Labels” feature would tag every person replying on a tweet thread to elevate the existing level of transparency on Twitter.

“We want it to be easy to follow and join conversations on Twitter. We’re testing out ‘Labels’ on replies: Author, Mentioned and Following,” Twitter announced on Thursday.

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Just days ahead of the general elections in India, the expansion of the test “Labels” feature on the app could help the cyber cell and other law enforcement authorities to nab hateful, abusive and fake news spread on the app. P

On its beta test app “Twttr”, the micro-blogging site is also testing a colour-coded version of “Labels” that highlights responses from the original tweeter and responses where a user is mentioned.

Twitter has the usage data collected by various feedback reports leading to this test, Social Media Today reported.

Information about which variation of the feature would finally roll out and by when remains undisclosed.

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Twitter has the usage data collected by various feedback reports leading to this test, Social Media Today reported. 
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Just days ahead of the general elections in India, the expansion of the test “Labels” feature on the app could help the cyber cell and other law enforcement authorities to nab hateful, abusive and fake news spread on the app.

In order to curb the spread of fake and abusive content with untraceable origins on its platform, earlier in January, Twitter confirmed that it has begun testing an “Original Tweeter” tag. (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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FILE – A man reads tweets on his phone in front of a displayed Twitter logo. VOA

“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)