Tweeting For Pay

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TWITTERPeople deluged the social media service Friday with information about their pay in an effort to close the income gap between men and women and different races.

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:

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