All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hashtags’

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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French Government Ditches ‘Hashtag’ for ‘mot-dièse’

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 quit using the term “hashtag.” Instead, they suggest that people use the French term “mot-dièse,” which literally translates to “sharp …

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Twitter Must Give Up Anti-Semitic Users, Says French Court

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 must turn over the identities of users behind a specific set of tweets, after they had been deemed to …

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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 blue – even before you hit send. That means hashtags, @ mentions, and even links to outside sites. Before, you …

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#Unbonjuif: French Group Wants Twitter to Give Up Identities of Anti-Semitic Users

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. The French Jewish Students Union (UEJF) has filed a summons against Twitter, hoping that the company will give up the …

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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 the name you give your child is going to severely disadvantage them their whole life, to each his own, man. …

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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 of anti-semitic jokes” to exist on the site, after some users used the hashtag #unbonjuif to tweet inflammatory images and …

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