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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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.
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.
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.
#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).