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Instagram Confirms What We All Know About the Eggplant Emoji

Instagram Confirms What We All Know About the Eggplant Emoji

By Josh Wolford April 28, 2015

On Monday, Instagram updated its apps to let users put emoji in hashtags. Emoji is so common on the social network, it only makes sense that Instagram would let people search posts based on smiley faces, high fives, fire, see-no-evil …

Amazon Lets You Add Items To Your Cart With A Twitter Hashtag [#AmazonCart] Amazon Lets You Add Items To Your Cart With A Twitter Hashtag [#AmazonCart]

Amazon has released a new Twitter integration that lets customers add items to their cart from Twitter. To use it, connect your Twitter account to Amazon, reply with #AmazonCart to any tweet containing an Amazon product link, and finish the …

Brands Are Probably Overusing Facebook Hashtags Brands Are Probably Overusing Facebook Hashtags

#Brands #need #to #stop #being #so #hashtagheavy. Simply put, your Facebook posts are way less engaging when you overuse the hashtag. Sure, hashtags can be a great tool for brands to utilize across a wide range of social platforms-but when …

eBay Launches ‘Smart Hashtags’ For Social Commerce eBay Launches ‘Smart Hashtags’ For Social Commerce

eBay announced the launch of Smart Hashtags on Wednesday. Users can click on the share widget on a product, guide or other page to share to Twitter or Pinterest, and a box pops up with a shareable link, a text …

Hashtagging in Real Life Is Only Funny When Jimmy Fallon and Jonah Hill Do It Hashtagging in Real Life Is Only Funny When Jimmy Fallon and Jonah Hill Do It

Last September, I said that Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s hashtag conversation was the only one that will ever be funny. I was wrong, and I apologize. Jimmy Fallon has brought the bit back for an encore, and now that …

Esurance Saw 2.6 Billion Social Impressions from That Super Bowl Cash Giveaway Twitter Stunt Esurance Saw 2.6 Billion Social Impressions from That Super Bowl Cash Giveaway Twitter Stunt

If you look to social media engagement as the benchmark for success, Esurance’s (non) Super Bowl ad campaign hit a grand slam – er, scored a touchdown I guess. If you tweeted out the hashtag #EsuranceSave30 in the day and …

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Talk in #Hashtags Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Talk in #Hashtags

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Have you ever thought that all of the hashtags people use in Twitter and Facebook posts looks, well, ridiculous? How about if you imagine those posts as conversations (including text shorthand such as “WTF” and “LOL”) that actually take place …

Google Adds Google+ Hashtags To Web Search Google Adds Google+ Hashtags To Web Search

Google announced today that it is adding Google+ hashtag support to Google Search. If you search for a hashtag on Google, it will show results from Google+ on the right-hand side of the results page. You can then click over …

Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake’s Hashtag Conversation Is the Only One That Will Ever Be Funny Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake’s Hashtag Conversation Is the Only One That Will Ever Be Funny

If you think it’s funny to speak in hashtags, like in real life, well it’s not. Also, if you think that it’s proper to use hashtags to simply say things that you would have normally said without the use of …

Facebook Hashtags Are a Total Bust, Says One Study Facebook Hashtags Are a Total Bust, Says One Study

After years of people using hashtags on Facebook despite the fact that Facebook didn’t support them, the company finally made them clickable and searchable back in June. Of course, hashtags allow Facebook to better organize conversations across the network, and …

With #ToiletBaby, the Hashtag Has Officially Jumped the Shark and Nancy Grace Is Our Water-Skiing Fonzie With #ToiletBaby, the Hashtag Has Officially Jumped the Shark and Nancy Grace Is Our Water-Skiing Fonzie

You could argue that the hashtag jumped the shark when social media users began using it not to categorize or clarify, but instead to simply say something that they should have just said in the actual message. #IDontwanttogotoclass, #massivesunburnonmyface, and …

Nike Brings “Just Do It” Into the Social Media Age Nike Brings “Just Do It” Into the Social Media Age

2013 marks the 25th anniversary of Nike’s timeless “Just Do It” slogan, which means it’s perfect time to construct a new marketing campaign around reintroducing the concept to the world of social media, complete with a #JustDoIt hashtag. While the …

Is The Facebook Hashtag A Game-Changer In Marketing? Is The Facebook Hashtag A Game-Changer In Marketing?
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There have been rumors that Facebook would launch functional hashtags for quite some time, but on Wednesday, these became a reality, as Facebook announced that hashtags will now be clickable. The feature is currently in the process of rolling out. …

Twitter Loses French Appeal, Told to Give Up Anti-Semitic Users Twitter Loses French Appeal, Told to Give Up Anti-Semitic Users
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Twitter has lost its latest appeal in a racist tweet controversy that’s persisted for nearly 8 months. According to a French court, following French law is not optional for U.S.-based Twitter, and they will be compelled to turn over the …

Facebook Gives Marketing Advice For New Hashtags Facebook Gives Marketing Advice For New Hashtags

As previously reported, Facebook just announced the launch of hashtags and its bigger “public conversations” initiative. As marketers who have Twitter experience know, the hashtag can have pretty powerful ramifications for campaigns. The best part about Facebook hashtags from a …

Facebook Hashtags Now a Reality, Part of a Bigger Move to Bring ‘Public Conversations’ to the Forefront Facebook Hashtags Now a Reality, Part of a Bigger Move to Bring ‘Public Conversations’ to the Forefront
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A few months ago, we heard rumors that Facebook was really close to rolling out hashtags. Although it didn’t happen as quickly as reports suggested, it’s finally here. Today, Facebook is rolling out clickable hashtags to all users. “Starting today, …

Vine Adds Fast-Rising Hashtags to Help You Surface More Content Vine Adds Fast-Rising Hashtags to Help You Surface More Content
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Twitter’s six-second video service Vine has just announced a new way to find content in its “explore” tab. Starting today, Vine will now display trending hashtags. The “explore” tab lets you surface content via Editor’s Picks, “Popular Now,” and now …