Twitter Just Tested an ‘Original Tweeter’ Tag to Distinguish the User who Starts a Thread, but Twitter Users are Upset


Hello Technext fans. It’s another great weekend and we bring you gists that happened on social media within the week. Let’s get right into it.

Twitter is now testing icons designed to make conversation easier on its platform. The test allowed users distinguish the “Original Tweeter” of a thread. See a sample tweet below:

From the tweet above, if the original author engages in the thread, their tweet will be labeled with a microphone. People directly mentioned in the original tweet will be marked with an @ icon and if a person you’re following engages with the tweet, it will be assigned with a small person icon with the check mark. Twitter users think it’s trash. They want an edit button.

Who else thinks it’s time for Twitter to add an edit button instead of these other changes?

Do You Think Fintechs Will Soon Replace Banks?

During the week, the Central Bank of Nigeria awarded a subsidiary of MTN a license that would allow it provide financial services.

Many Nigerians were really happy about it.

See further reactions below….

But do you really think it will work out?

MTN’s move into payments represents a change for Nigeria’s tech ecosystem. Not only will it boost Nigeria’s low financial inclusion rate, but it will also foster innovation and deepen Nigeria’s tech ecosystem. Fingers crossed as we see how it unfolds.

Fans React as Davido’s New Song with Chris Brown ” Blow My Mind” Hit One Million on YouTube

Recall that on our weekend roundup last week, we talked about a new song “Blow My Mind” that Davido featured Chris Brown in. 

It now holds the record of having two million (2,000,0000) views within 24 hours of being uploaded on video-sharing platform YouTube.

He made this known on his Instgram page see below:

See further feactions below:

Trust Nigerians. There can never be talk of Davido’s success without Wizkid getting trolled. And fans went ahead to troll Wizkid and his fans over the one million views.

Davido was the first Nigerian artist to reach one million, two million, five million and nine million followers on Instagram and now he is one of the most bankable Nigerians on the platform. A very big congratulations to him.

Do have a great weekend

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