Social networking site Facebook is leaving no stone unturned to give a tough fight to its competitors especially microblogging site Twitter. In the recent past, Facebook has come up with several features like hashtag, following, trending and others to keep with the pace of Twitter and earn popularity among networking users.
The latest in this series is introduction of a ‘satire tag’. This tag is especially meant for the readers of parody news outlet The Onion. Those news lovers who go through its news items can post the fun articles on Facebook.
The users can add a ‘satire tag’ with their news feed on the social media website.
According to Ars Technica, the user will be auto tagged with ‘Satire’ when he/she returns to his/her newsfeed after going through an Onion article.
“We are running a small test which shows the text ‘Satire’ in front of links to satirical articles in the related articles unit in News Feed. This is because we received feedback that people wanted a clearer way to distinguish satirical articles from others in these units,” a Facebook spokesperson has reportedly told a media site.
How it works?
The Satire tag works in a very simple way and all you need to do is just click on your friend’s posts having Onion link.
Once you complete reading at The Onion and return to your laptop or desktop browser, the social media site will generate a box with headline of the article and the word ‘satire’ in brackets. It means the post is autotagged in the post.
With the new entry, experts are expecting that Facebook may turn up as an attention grabber for at least those news mongers who love fun while staying updated.