All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hashtag’

Selfie, Hashtag, and More Added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary

If you’re set to have a kid anytime after today, you should quietly weep for it–it’ll never grow up in a world where the word “selfie” isn’t in the official Merriam-Webster dictionary. The famous Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary is adding over 150 news words this year, and they’ve just announced a handful of them. The list of new words includes some …

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Ronald McDonald Gets a New, Hip Look

McDonald’s fast food restaurant chain unveiled a revamped, more modern rendering of their primary clown-mascot Ronald McDonald, and explained that the character will be “setting out on a global mission to rally the public through inspiring events.” The new Ronald now sports cargo pants, a sort of outdoors/adventure-inspired technical vest with many zippers, and a rugby shirt. The new gear …

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Jimmy Fallon Does Hashtag 2 With Jonah Hill

Jimmy Fallon can’t stop making us laugh. The Tonight Show star recently revisited an old skit that had us all tickled. The Hastag 2 follows up his Twitter spoof about folks constantly talking and using hashtags via social media. The original spoof featured Justin Timberlake and while we think he’s hilarious, Fallon’s second guest is just as funny. The skit …

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Instagram’s Top Hashtag and Top Photo of 2013 Is…

As 2013 comes to a close, the year-in-review lists continue to roll in. We’ve already seen end-of-year stats from Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Spotify. Now it’s Instagram’s turn. Instagram has revealed a bunch of data, the most interesting point being the most-used hashtag of 2013. Go ahead, take a guess. #Selfie? #TBT? Nope, the most-popular hashtag on Instagram this year …

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Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Take On #Hashtags

Jimmy Fallon is at it again. The funny man has created yet another hilarious skit. And this time, he’s included musician and pal, Justin Timberlake. In the video, the hilarious duo takes on the task of poking fun at the often annoying overuse of the “hashtag.” Wether it’s on Twitter, or Instagram, it seems that everyone is cutting their sentences …

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Twitter’s Got a Brand New Bird For Its Logo

In the words of the almighty James Brown, well, kind of anyway, Twitter’s got a brand new bird; at least for its logo. That’s right, according to the Twitter blog, the day of the #Twitterbird is upon us. The idea was to simplify the logo and it looks like Twitter succeeded in doing so. They’ve even created a short video …

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Arkansas Razorbacks Football Looks To Twitter For Trend Help

After the well-publicized Bobby Petrino debacle the Arkansas Razorbacks football team had to deal with, it’s understandable if the athletic department does whatever it can to improve the buzz surrounding the program, even if it means putting Twitter hashtags on the football field. The sad thing is, if Petrino had not screwed himself out of his head coaching position, the …

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New NBA “Has Handle” T-Shirts Feature Twitter Handles

Have you ever wanted to show the world who your favorite NBA players is? Normally, you buy a jersey to do that, but what if you want to show the wold who your favorite player is, along with any pertinent Twitter information connected to that player? Well, the NBA now has t-shirts allowing you to do just that. Introducing the …

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McDonald’s New #Shamrocking Campaign Shows They Never Learn

McDonald’s just can’t seem to learn their lesson after two botched Twitter campaigns. In recap, the restaurant launched a Twitter hashtag campaign in January called #McDStories that soon devolved into Twitter users bashing the fast food restaurant. They tried it again a week later with a new, less innocuous campaign called #LittleThings. Too bad for them the campaign was again …

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#iusedto – The Best Of Memory Lane

Twitter has been all a-flutter with memories people are posting with the hashtag #iusedto. The thing seems to have caught on because of all the surprising things that people are finding that they thought were unique to them, but are happy to learn someone else did too. You might call it an experiment in sameness. Or not. #IUsedTo think that …

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Twitter Hashtag for Researchers Made

A Vancouver researcher has started a Twitter hashtag that is taking off in the research community. Raul Pacheco-Vega is a Vancouver-based researcher, educator and consultant in environmental politics and policy. He has conducted research in the field of environmental public policy and politics for over 10 years. His main teaching interests include environmental politics, public policy, water governance, urban and …

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