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(Wall Street Journal)   So, who is to blame for creating Twitter hashtags? Finally, we have a name and a face. #TwitterOrigin   (blogs.wsj.com) divider line 26
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2013-10-06 09:43:03 AM
Finally, we have a name and a face you love to punch
 
2013-10-06 10:46:53 AM
#susanalbumparty
 
2013-10-06 10:59:50 AM
Chris Messina is credited blamed with inventing the hashtag on Twitter.
 
2013-10-06 11:54:50 AM
I blame Obamacare
 
2013-10-06 12:39:14 PM
All Twitter accounts are robots.
 
2013-10-06 12:41:05 PM
It's still a pound symbol to me, damn it!
 
2013-10-06 12:41:48 PM

Bossk'sSegway: It's still a pound symbol to me, damn it!


Tic-Tac-Dough
 
2013-10-06 12:47:26 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-06 12:51:47 PM
cdn.obsidianportal.com


After him!
 
2013-10-06 01:07:28 PM
Never used a hashtag, thank god. I'd rather type my thought out and if someone wants to look into the topic more, I am not going to give them links to follow. LMGTFY, maybe, but a hashtag is retarded.

/engaging anti-hipster rage
//engaged
 
2013-10-06 01:11:39 PM
Hashtags are designed to categorize to link to related content. If your categories are #omgthisonethingthatssouniqueitllneverhappenagain then you fail at categorization. I've seen hashtags used correctly and it's a good thing.
 
2013-10-06 01:23:25 PM

Frederf: Hashtags are designed to categorize to link to related content. If your categories are #omgthisonethingthatssouniqueitllneverhappenagain then you fail at categorization. I've seen hashtags used correctly and it's a good thing.


This. Commonly used tags are very useful, but overly specific tags NOBODY else will know or use just makes you sound like a douchebag.
 
2013-10-06 01:25:30 PM
#KickHisAss
 
2013-10-06 01:28:54 PM
This is what passes for "innovation" these days. When's the Death Asteroid headed this way?
 
2013-10-06 01:48:20 PM
What's a hashtag. #TwitterVirgin
 
2013-10-06 01:49:06 PM
That's fine, but we need to figure out who decided that extending them beyond Twitter was an okay thing to do. Those are the people who need to be exposed and beaten.
 
2013-10-06 02:02:25 PM
Twitter is just IRC with SMS as the transport layer.

And a giant private corporation analyzing and monetizing everything that happens.
 
2013-10-06 02:49:14 PM
Actually hashtags remind me of a time when Twitter was useful, and the users were discovering ways to use it and the company was modifying itself so the things the users were already doing was easier.

Now we have promoted tweets, retweet bots, and the death of most third party apps. But its people using too long a hash tag that gets us all angry.

#IUseThemWrongAllTheTime
 
2013-10-06 02:55:27 PM
content.ytmnd.com
 
2013-10-06 04:09:50 PM
1988 called. /join #whatisirc
 
2013-10-06 05:17:56 PM
When did the pound sign start being called a hashtag?

DRTFA
 
2013-10-06 05:20:25 PM

Mad_Radhu: #susanalbumparty


su's anal bum party?
 
2013-10-06 06:03:03 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: Mad_Radhu: #susanalbumparty

su's anal bum party?


Allow me to elucidate.
 
2013-10-06 06:23:25 PM
#rm -R
 
2013-10-06 09:36:30 PM

Parallax: When did the pound sign start being called a hashtag?

DRTFA


In the UK and Ireland, # has generally always been called a hash.  It's a tag that uses the hash mark so hashtag.
 
hej
2013-10-07 08:57:12 AM

sirrerun: 1988 called. /join #whatisirc


^^^^

/my lawn, get off it
 
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