We all know that one annoying person who overuses hashtags on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. A few months ago, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake released a hilarious video shaming those overzealous hashtaggers. Well, Fallon did it again. But this time with Jonah Hill, and the results are just as absurd. […]
A tweet too far?
Chris Messina, the former Google designer who first proposed that Twitter adopt the hashtag — or “pound” symbol, as it was called at the time — has explained on Quora why he never bothered to apply for a patenton the idea. A patent could have given him ownership of hashtags […]
You'll be surprised by some of them.
Android gaming revenue grows quickly, though.
Just like on Twitter.
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[credit provider=”Bubblecow” url=”http://bubblecow.co.uk/blog/2010/04/28/how-writers-can-get-more-out-of-twitter/”] Facebook is considering adopting hashtags, those keywords preceded by a hash or pound (#) mark that are sometimes used on Twitter, The Wall Street Journal reports.Let’s just say this: That’s a horrible idea.
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[credit provider=”Cambodia4kids.org Beth Kanter/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/cambodia4kidsorg/6046126385/”] Following your credit card issuer definitely has some benefits. Oftentimes, the social network is the best place to learn about exclusive offers, discounts or new promotions an issuer is rolling out. Oftentimes, eligibility for these promotions or contests is contingent on tweeting out a specified […]
Twitter is easy, right?No—actually, it’s way too hard for ordinary people to sort through all the noise and chatter to find interesting tweets. The buzzword in Silicon Valley for this is “discovery.”
Why is Twitter running TV ads all of a sudden?We don’t think Twitter is spending that kind of money to sign up new users. (It’s doing just fine on that front.)