Twitter is experimenting with an ‘unmentioning’ feature

  • A feature that would allow users to remove themselves from conversations on the platform is currently being tested by Twitter.
  • The feature is currently available only to some users on the web version of Twitter.
  • This will introduce a “leave this conversation” option which untags a user’s username, stops future mentions and halts notifications.
  • You can read the full story on The Verge’s website.

Meta’s working on ‘tokens’ and ‘Zuck Bucks’ for Facebook and Instagram

  • According to a report, Meta is reportedly working on the development of a range of virtual currency products.
  • These include “social tokens” or “reputational tokens” for users on Facebook and Instagram, alongside “creator coins” for influencers on Instagram.
  • Additionally, Meta is allegedly working on creating currency (nicknamed “Zuck Bucks”) similar to in-app token like ‘Robux’ in Roblox or Fortnite coins.
  • You can read the full story on The Guardian’s website.

Twitter rolls out new accessibility features

  • Twitter has released its ALT badge and improved image description accessibility features globally.
  • Images with text descriptions will get a badge reading ‘alt,’ clicking on the badge will show the description.
  • Alt text descriptions will be more prominent, where before these descriptions were only mostly accessible to users with screen readers.
  • You can read the full story on The Verge’s website.

Ofsted finds ‘serious weaknesses’ in SEND services at half of councils

  • Ofsted has identified “serious weaknesses” in support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • Serious weaknesses were found at more than half (59 out of 116) of local authorities over the last five years.
  • There were significant concerns on the effectiveness of how local authorities are “meeting their duties or securing better outcomes for children and young people.”
  • You can read the full story on Children and Young People Now’s website.