Sunday, July 05, 2009

Hashtag troubles

Are you on Twitter? Do you know what a hastag is? It was originally conceived to be the same as tags on flickr or Delicious or Diigo. It's a way of categorizing your posts so folks can track your conversations. But lately they're being used as clever promotional gimmicks. Mention their hashtag and be entered to win something. Got it?

Then read this: http://pages.citebite.com/q1t5h8m0g7jbv

ARGH! Some folks are now calling it spamming. What do you think? It's annoying, at least.

Thanks to @mtechman for that link.

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