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Facebook Hashtags Are on the Way [REPORT] Facebook Hashtags Are on the Way [REPORT]
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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 …

Twitter, Amex Partner to Let You Buy Stuff with Hashtags Twitter, Amex Partner to Let You Buy Stuff with Hashtags
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Twitter and American Express have just announced a new program that will allow users to make purchases inside of Twitter by simply tweeting out specific “Buy” hashtags. Here’s how the hashtag-buying works, after you sync your Amex card to Twitter …

Twitter’s Promoted Trends Now Cost $200,000 a Pop Twitter’s Promoted Trends Now Cost $200,000 a Pop

If you’re looking to promote your brand with one of Twitter’s most visible ad products, the Promoted Trend, you’re going to have to shell out a little bit more money than you did last year. Peter Kafka at All Things …

Marco Rubio Tweets That He Is Not the Savior You’re Looking for
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Is Florida Senator Marco Rubio the savior of the Republican party? That’s debatable. But according to Rubio, he is not the savior of anything. That title belongs to Jesus – at least that’s what a recent tweet suggests. “There is …

Vine Says Bye to Porn with Full Block of NSFW Tags, Removal of the “All Videos” Browsing Option Vine Says Bye to Porn with Full Block of NSFW Tags, Removal of the “All Videos” Browsing Option

Vine, Twitter’s hot new 6-second video app with a porn problem, no longer really has a porn problem. Yesterday afternoon, Vine began to block certain porn-related tag searches. Trying to search for #porn? Sorry, you’re out of luck. What about …

Vine Starts Censoring Porn-Related Tag Searches Vine Starts Censoring Porn-Related Tag Searches

In a move that’s hard to say wasn’t expected, Twitter’s new six-second video sharing app Vine has begun to filter out some porn-related searches. No longer can you search for the tags #porn, #boobs, #dick, #sex and many other NSFW …

Kickstarter Unveils New #Tags to Track Project Trends Kickstarter Unveils New #Tags to Track Project Trends

Kickstarter wants to make it easier for potential backers to find specific types of projects and browse projects pertaining to certain themes. They also want to be able to display which types of projects are trending on the site at …

French Government Ditches ‘Hashtag’ for ‘mot-dièse’ French Government Ditches ‘Hashtag’ for ‘mot-dièse’
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In an attempt to “encourage the presence of the French language on social media networks” against the influx of English language domination of the web, as well as to just be plain difficult, the French government is suggesting that people …

Twitter Must Give Up Anti-Semitic Users, Says French Court Twitter Must Give Up Anti-Semitic Users, Says French Court
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Twitter is once again going to be forced to make a decision on how far they will go to protect the privacy rights of its users, thanks to a ruling made today by a French court. The court ruled that …

Twitter Now Highlights Links While You’re Composing Your Tweets Twitter Now Highlights Links While You’re Composing Your Tweets

Twitter has made a minor tweak to its dekstop site that should help users better understand what they’re about to tweet out to their followers. Now, when you’re composing a tweet, links (anything that’s clickable on the site) will appear …

#Unbonjuif: French Group Wants Twitter to Give Up Identities of Anti-Semitic Users #Unbonjuif: French Group Wants Twitter to Give Up Identities of Anti-Semitic Users
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A French anti-discrimination group is holding Twitter’s feet to the fire, demanding that the social media site reveal the identities of a handful of users who posted anti-Semitic tweets during the lifespan of a racial-charged trending hashtag back in October. …

Hashtag May Be the World’s First Trending Baby

I know that there are a lot of stupid names out there. Believe me, I know. But unless a new parent goes to the extreme and names their kid “Gaydolf Titler” or something, I usually try to withhold judgement. Unless …

Twitter Pulls Anti-Semitic Tweets After Pressure from French Groups Twitter Pulls Anti-Semitic Tweets After Pressure from French Groups

Apparently, it’s censorship week at Twitter. Earlier this week, we told you that Twitter was under fire from French anti-discrimination groups over a series of unsavory tweets stemming from a particular hashtag. The groups accused Twitter of allowing a “competition …

Twitter Under Fire in France Over Anti-Semitic Hashtag Twitter Under Fire in France Over Anti-Semitic Hashtag
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If you know Twitter, you know that there are plenty of racist, discriminatory, and downright unsavory tweets floating around. When you give millions of people the ability to say whatever they want with a few flicks of their thumbs, it’s …

Missing Teen’s Cryptic Final Tweet Generates Concern, Controversy
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A New Jersey girl is still missing after a mysterious tweet suggesting foul play went viral late Sunday evening. 16-year-old Kara Alongi has been missing for over 12 hours following a 6 pm tweet that said “There is someone in …

Twitter Unveils Clickable Stock Tags (e.g. $FB) Twitter Unveils Clickable Stock Tags (e.g. $FB)
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Starting today, when you’re talking about a publicly-traded company on Twitter, make sure you remember to use their new clickable stock tag. It’s also being called a “Cashtag,” by some Twitter users. Whatever you call it, Twitter’s new hashtag functionality …

EFF Starts #CongressTMI Campaign To Raise CISPA Awareness EFF Starts #CongressTMI Campaign To Raise CISPA Awareness

Twitter trends are sometimes the most intellectually bankrupt form of communication on the Web. It’s truly disheartening at the worst of times, but sometimes there comes along such a fantastic trend that it just restores my faith in humanity just …

Cleaning the SXSW Stuff Out of Your Twitter Stream Cleaning the SXSW Stuff Out of Your Twitter Stream

Are you tired of reading about people enjoying themselves at the 2012 SXSW convention while you slave away in cubicle hell? Is your Twitter stream filled with tweets from your friends who could afford the trip the Austin, Texas and …

Anti-Gay “LGBT Facts” Group Sees Twitter Make Humor Out Of Their Hate Anti-Gay “LGBT Facts” Group Sees Twitter Make Humor Out Of Their Hate

Normally, I wouldn’t give vile, hate-spewing, bigoted jackasses like @LGBTFacts the time of day, but this is simply too funny to pass up. @LGBTFacts is a Twitter account solely devoted to “spreading the truth about the abhorrent homosexual lifestyle.” In …

Google+ Gets Hashtag Autocomplete Google+ Gets Hashtag Autocomplete

It’s a simple, but useful feature. Google just announced the addition of hashtag autocomplete to Google+. It’s pretty self-explanatory. When you start typing a hashtag, it will suggest options as you type. Here’s a quick clip demoing the functionality: Google’s …

Twitter, Fox News To Gauge Real-Time Sentiment At South Carolina Debate
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Monday’s GOP debate is setting up to be an important battle, as it is being held in South Carolina just days before the big primary in the Palmetto State. And as Fox News’ Bret Baier hits the candidates with questions, …