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(Slate)   From the department of "no farks left to give" comes Facebook hashtags   ( slate.com) divider line
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2013-03-14 08:54:55 PM  
3 votes:
2013-03-15 01:14:29 AM  
2 votes:
I totally get and share the annoyance over hashtags in nonhashtaggable areas. But... how is it really different from slashies?

2013-03-15 12:08:11 AM  
2 votes:
I don't use facebook.
2013-03-15 10:57:52 AM  
1 vote:

WinoRhino: parahaps: I totally get and share the annoyance over hashtags in nonhashtaggable areas. But... how is it really different from slashies?

THIS. Slashies started as a little HTML joke. Someone would write a long-winded rant and end it with /rant to signify they were done ranting about it and turning it off. Or perhaps /sarcasm to signal to others the above text was not to be taken literally. But now, like hastags, its simply become a useless parenthetical where people write all sorts of elaborations and useless meaningless garbage and commentary. So yeah-- people in this thread who think hashtags are dumb but use slashies in a Fark thread should just shoot themselves for being hypocritical jackasses.

There are a couple differences - Slashies are part of Fark culture, people put spaces in them, and fark Twitter
2013-03-15 06:43:11 AM  
1 vote:

RY28: Isn't a "hashtag" just a number sign ?

Sort of.

In the days of rotary dial telephones, the # would emit a 14.3GHz tone to wake up the sleeping call center assistant.
When push button phones became prevalent in the 1970s, the tone was lowered to 2.2 Gigawatts to lessen hearing loss.
Most interesting, if you push the # sign on the telephone in sync with the Wizard of Oz, Pink Floyd will show up at your door.
2013-03-15 01:45:39 AM  
1 vote:
This thread was over in the #8008135

// Take THAT fark filter.
2013-03-15 01:26:26 AM  
1 vote:

Anthracite: Oh people have been doing this all over FB for a while. I can't understand why.

Because they're idiots.  Does that answer your question.
2013-03-15 01:26:19 AM  
1 vote:
"That would give users more reasons to stay logged onto the service and see more ads."

That was all the motivation I needed to de-activate my account.
2013-03-15 01:03:21 AM  
1 vote:
2013-03-15 12:36:22 AM  
1 vote:
Is this another thread where we bash Facebook?

gameshowhost: #5882300empire

Dammit, now I have that jingle in my head.
2013-03-15 12:21:56 AM  
1 vote:

Mad_Radhu: #susanalbumparty

I've never tried an anal bump. I've had a key bump, and a pinky-nail bump, but never an anal bump. Why would it be arty, though?
2013-03-15 12:08:39 AM  
1 vote:

Corvus: In before annoying guy announces how he doesn't use facebook.

I guess I can do that, but I thought since it was a facebook thread that would be stupid.


2013-03-15 12:08:30 AM  
1 vote:
I do it accidentally because I usually crosspost to FB from my Twitter client. Don't see why you would do it otherwise... until now.
2013-03-15 12:07:29 AM  
1 vote:
In before annoying guy announces how he doesn't use facebook.
2013-03-15 12:07:15 AM  
1 vote:

Ennuipoet: #Asshatshavebeendoingitanyway

It's true. I actually saw people adding a hashtag to something like #thirstythursday before I knew what a hashtag was.
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