Tweeting for income equality, ‘#talkpay’ floods Twitter with salary info


Thousands of people flooded Twitter their job titles and salary information Friday in an effort meant to draw attention to the issue of income inequality.

The tweets got the hashtag “#talkpay” trending throughout Friday, which is May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day. A female programmer inspired the social media wave with an article earlier in the week encouraging people to share their salaries, along with their titles and work experience, via Twitter on May 1 to promote discussion of race and gender-based wage gaps.

The programmer, Lauren Voswinkel, kicked things off Thursday evening by tweeting her own salary details:

By late-Friday afternoon, “#talkpay” was among the most popular hashtags of the day with nearly 12,000 mentions on Twitter…

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