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TrackingTragic Events: #PrayforBoston & #BostonMarathon Twitter Hashtags

It is a fact of modern life. When a tragedy occurs, people turn to social media. Today’s events in Boston were shared on social media, even as news crews and rescuers rushed to the scene. A Vine video loop of the blast played on the local news. A shocking (and graphic) twitter picture of a […]

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#WhyIHateInstagram feeds the Hashtag Platform Wars

This week on Twitter the Hashtag #WhyIHateInstagram was a trending tag. Ironically, the top complaint of users tweeting with the #WhyIHateInstagram trending hashtag, was the seemingly pointless use of too many hashtags. Hashtags originally became popular as a way to group topics, and create conversation threads. But not all hashtags are used this way, and […]

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Can #Oscars Hashtags Predict Academy Award Winners?

Is it possible that #Oscars Hashtag use on Twitter could predict the winners of the Oscars? Is there any correllation between Twitter and the Academy? Wonder what are fans saying about the nine films nominated for a Best Picture Award? With the Oscars less than a week away, we could not control our curiosity. We’ve […]

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Paying the Bill with a Hashtag?

After this recent announcement from Amex, it looks like Hashtags are about to turn into Cashtags. Amex and Twitter have partnered on a program that allows cardholders to take advantage of special purchase offers by tweeting with a hashtag. What is interesting is this brand new use of the Hashtag for e-commerce, and the other […]

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