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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 a hashtag – it’s not. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake demonstrate these two rules for the social media-obsessed world in …

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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 gives brands the ability to insert themselves into said conversations. With over a billion monthly active users on the network, …

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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 #YOLO, anyone? Maybe the death of the hashtag happened when Facebook users started using it despite Facebook’s lack of support …

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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 slogan never really went away, it certainly hasn’t been the prominent tagline in Nike’s commercials as of late. That, however, …

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Is The Facebook Hashtag A Game-Changer In Marketing?

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. Obviously, there are some pretty big marketing implications with this, but there are also marketing risks. Marketers looking to launch …

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Twitter Loses French Appeal, Told to Give Up Anti-Semitic Users

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 identities of users deemed in violation of French anti-discrimination laws. It’s a long story, but here’s the quick version. Back …

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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 marketing perspective is that it takes something marketers are already using it, and magnifying it greatly by utilizing Facebook’s huge …

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Facebook Hashtags Now a Reality, Part of a Bigger Move to Bring ‘Public Conversations’ to the Forefront

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, hashtags will be clickable on Facebook. Similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook allow …

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Vine Adds Fast-Rising Hashtags to Help You Surface More Content

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 trending hashtags. The “Popular Now” section also features hashtags, but they are picked using a different metric. The new trending …

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Twitter Sued for $50M in France for Withholding the Identities of Anti-Semitic Users

Twitter is being sued in France for failing to disclose the identities of users wrapped up in an anti-Semitic hashtag controversy that has spanned five months. Here’s my attempt to make a long story short: Back in October of 2012, a hashtag emerged on Twitter that many users found exceedingly offensive. The hashtag, #unbonjuif, roughly translates to “a good jew.” …

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Flickr for iOS Adds Hashtag Support

The new version of Flickr for iOS bringss the photo-sharing app a little more in line with similar social apps Instagram and Twitter. Now, when you take a no filter, beach picture in the middle of summer, you can post it on Flickr’s iOS app as a #nofilter picture of the #beach in #summer. Yep, Flickr for iOS now has …

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Facebook Hashtags Are on the Way [REPORT]

Are functional hashtags on their way to your Facebook news feed? According to the Wall Street Journal, the answer is yes – but not in the imminent future. They quote people familiar with the matter who say that Facebook is “working on incorporating the hashtag,” but it’s unclear exactly how long the company has had these plans or how close …

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