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(Telegraph)   Twitter users separating into 'tribes' and developing own languages. Fascinating human sociology or just really stupid?   ( telegraph.co.uk) divider line
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4375 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Mar 2013 at 8:27 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-03-17 09:08:46 AM  
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Isn't this what Twitter is supposed to do.  They cite the example Anipals that groups animal charity activists, did they intentionally set that up as a hash tag? I hear hipsters were all using this cool new word SXSW last week.

If you couldn't identify tweets of interest to you by identifying unique language then Twitter wouldn't work.  I am sure there are hilarious incidences of duplicated hashtags bring together groups of people ironically as we'll.
2013-03-17 09:37:58 AM  
2 votes:
Online group-specific references and in-jokes? You don't say.
2013-03-17 09:11:30 AM  
1 vote:
This isn't as daft as it appears.

It's exactly the same linguistic analysis that has been studied for years, just using a vast pool of pre-existing data. If you take out the media friendly Twitter headline, it's just another dry and academic study, and probably reasonably valuable.
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