Tech

Jimmy Fallon Shows You How Ridiculous You Look When You Overuse Hashtags

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. […]
Jimmy Fallon Shows You How Ridiculous You Look When You Overuse Hashtags
Tech

The Inventor Of The Twitter Hashtag Explains Why He Didn’t Patent It

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 […]
The Inventor Of The Twitter Hashtag Explains Why He Didn’t Patent It
Tech

Is Facebook’s Commercialization Driving Users Away?

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Is Facebook’s Commercialization Driving Users Away?
Tech

FACEBOOK: Please Don’t Start Using Twitter’s Annoying Hashtags

[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.
FACEBOOK: Please Don’t Start Using Twitter’s Annoying Hashtags
Tech

Will Social Media Replace Email?

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Will Social Media Replace Email?
Markets

Twitter Hashtags Credit Card Customers Should Know

[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 Hashtags Credit Card Customers Should Know