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Posts Tagged ‘Hashtags’

#OccupyWallSt, #OWS or #Occupy? Over 100K Different Hashtags Used In Occupy Protests

Twitter has announced that the Occupy Wall Street protesters have created over 100,000 different hashtags related to the cause.
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Explore Hashtags with Eye-C

Twitter has popularized the sharing of information in 140 character snippets and that planted the seeds for what became known as the hash tag. Hash tags are used in Twitter to make it easy for someone to search for information on a particular topic. Eye-C is a new smartphone app that uses hash tags to search for videos and photos and across Facebook, YouTube, and Picassa.

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Why You Should Give Paper.li Another Look

Many people are using Paper.li these days to do business. The way it works is that you can turn Twitter, Facebook and RSS feeds into an online newspaper that gives your readers  focused news and information that you choose.
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PageFreezer Enhances Twitter Archiving Solutions

PageFreezer, a provider of social media and website archiving solutions that meet regulatory compliance requirements, has added functionality to its Twitter capabilities.

New features include: archiving of public profiles and direct messages; archiving hashtags and search keywords to preserve entire conversations; digital timestamps and signatures for each archived page, making the content verifiable as electronic evidence in court; and support for the legal hold process.

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Twitter 101: Why Use Hashtags?

A hashtag is really just a way of categorizing your tweets so that they are part of a narrowed conversation and they’re easier to find in Twitter search. Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that, or else hashtags wouldn’t have been the most popular trending topic in 2010.
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Would Twitter Lose Some Of Its Cachet If Google+ Implemented Hashtags?

The hashtag is an integral part of Twitter. They made up 40 percent of the trending topics in 2010, they have been used to organize protests, and businesses have found them to be effective marketing tools.

And much to the chagrin of Facebook users who have to read their friend’s Twitter updates, hashtags are a pretty Twitter-specific phenomenon in social media. However, the creator of the hashtag wants to bring them to Google+ – which could spell trouble for Twitter.
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Hashtags – They’re Not Just for Comedic Purposes

Hashtags, or as you and I used to know them as “number sign” or the “pound key” on our phones, are being used with more and more frequency on Twitter. But often, with a wink to the reader, a sardonic word or phrase is thrown in to illustrate their “real” (read: ironic) mood or thoughts.
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The “Twitterbrain” Is Just Like The Human Brain… And Retweets Are Synapses?

A University of Cambridge professor recently stunned his audience by showing how Twitter is just like the human brain. Performing a live Twitter experiment, he was able to show how the interconnectivity of hashtags in tweets was just like the human brain network.
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Al Jazeera Launches Twitter Dashboard to Track Uprisings

Al Jazeera has launched a Twitter Dashboard on its blog today which tracks Twitter keywords and hashtags, the number of tweets, and other information about how people are using Twitter to communicate during the uprisings in the Middle East.
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A Duck, A Web Designer And Justin Bieber: The Top #DickBar Jokes

#Dickbar is making its way onto, well, the actual Dickbar. Amid the confused users asking “What is this Dickbar?” (and thinking they’d like to stop by for a drink) are those reacting with vitriol at the latest addition to Twitter’s iOS apps for the iPhone, iPad and Mac. The bar (officially a “Quick Bar”) displays the latest trending topics (along with Promoted trends). The trending hashtag is named in honor of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo (though the entendre is clearly intended).

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