All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hashtags’

Instagram Confirms What We All Know About the Eggplant Emoji

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 monkeys, and more. I noted that I can’t wait to see the pool of images hashtagged with the poop emoji. …

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Instagram Lets You Use Emoji in Hashtags, Adds Filters

Instagram says it plans to start putting out new filters more often. Today, it’s starting with three. Download the latest update to access the new Lark, Reyes, and Juno filters. Here’s what those new filters do, according to Instagram: Inspired by weekend adventures outdoors, Lark, Reyes and Juno are a family of modern, subtle filters that brighten and enhance your …

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Amazon Lets You Add To Your Wishlist With A Twitter Hashtag

Amazon announced #AmazonWishList, which enables users to add items to their Amazon Wish List right from Twitter. If you see a Tweet with an Amazon product link in it, you can just add that hashtag to a reply, and the product will automatically be added to your Wish List. “Twitter offers Amazon customers a great environment for inspiration and discovery,” …

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Twitter May Help You Figure Out Confusing Hashtags

Ever wondered what people are talking about when they use a hashtag like #OITNB? Are you confused by the #tcot hashtag that always seems to accompany Twitter’s most inane drivel? If you’re lost in a sea of hashtags, Twitter might be looking to help you out. The Wall Street Journal has spotted a test that Twitter is running in its …

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Things Tim Howard Could Save, or Why We All Love the Internet

As USA goalkeeper continued to make amazing save after amazing save in Tuesday’s World Cup match against Belgium, people started making jokes on Twitter like Tim Howard could’ve saved my parents’ marriage and Tim Howard just saved me 15% on car insurance. Seriously, did you watch the game? The man was incredible. His efforts, combined with a relatively porous US …

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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 purchase on Amazon whenever you’re ready. “By connecting your Twitter and Amazon accounts, you are telling Amazon that #AmazonCart requests …

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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 it comes to Facebook, less is more. Socialbakers crunched some data from over 200,000 brand posts on Facebook on found …

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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 phrase or product title, and one to three of the smart hashtags. “The phrases — set aside with a hash …

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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 he’s the brand new host of The Tonight Show he’s able to pull a huge cameo from a legendary director. …

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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 a half following the Super Bowl, you weren’t alone. According to the company, they saw 5.4 million uses of that …

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Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Talk in #Hashtags

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 off the Internet? That certainly sounds a little cringe-worthy, and late night show host Jimmy Fallon and singer/actor Justin Timberlake …

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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 to see more on Google+ itself. Googler Zaheed Sabur made the announcement in a Google+ post: Just imagine how useful …

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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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Twitter, Amex Partner to Let You Buy Stuff with Hashtags

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 of course. Cardmembers tweet special product #hashtags for the product they want to purchase with their synced Card. Cardmembers then …

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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 D reports that the asking price for a Promoted Trend has been raised, and now sits at $200,000 per trend. …

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Marco Rubio Tweets That He Is Not the Savior You’re Looking for

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 only one savior, and it is not me. #Jesus,” tweeted Rubio early Thursday morning. There is only one savior, and …

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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 more specific tags like #dick, #ass, or #boobs? Yep, out of luck. But there were still a few workarounds. Mainly, …

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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 tags. Oddly enough, you can still search for the #NSFW tag. Also available are more specific tags that contain plenty …

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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 any given time. That’s why they’ve just introduced hashtags on their discover page. “Over time, we’ve noticed certain themes and …

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