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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 #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 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

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

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…