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History of the #Hashtag: How the Symbol Revolutionized Social Media

Ten years ago the term ‘hashtag’ did not exist. Originally referred to as a pound sign or number sign, hashtag is a recent nickname. Now it is one of the most recognized trends on social media. It has become a part of pop culture. So how did it all begin? What is the history of the hashtag?

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Valentine’s Day with MasterCard is #Priceless

MasterCard uses sky-writing to promote its social media campaign "I love you" written across the sky

As part of its Priceless Surprises campaign, MasterCard is giving 12 lucky cardholders the opportunity to write their love messages across the sky this Valentine’s Day.  Cardholders simply must use the hashtag #PricelessSurprises when posting to Twitter.  MasterCard will then randomly select cardholders in Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego to receive a free sky-writing experience.

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Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s CEO, Entertains With His Live Twitter Q&A Session

Ryanair, Europe’s low far airline is known for many things, their outspoken CEO, Michael O’Leary being just one of the many. Known for his outrageous behavior, such as dressing up as a French chambermaid and cursing at journalists, it comes as no surprise that when O’Leary took to Twitter last week for a live Q&A session, things got interesting.

Michael O'Leary, Ryanair's CEO, Entertains With His Live Twitter Q&A Session

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Lulu: A Dating Research App for Women

Lulu is the app a lot of girls have been waiting for; a nail-salon gossip session of all your male Facebook friends conveniently located on your smartphone.

Image via Huffington Post

Image via Huffington Post

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Twittiquette- The Unspoken Rules of Twitter

Although Twitter has been in existence since 2006, there are no definitive rules to the site.

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#incorporated

Facebook Inc. is in efforts to incorporate Twitter’s infamous hashtag symbol, a move that would establish Facebook as the paramount social platform. facebook-hashtags-elite-daily1-485x323While Twitter successfully rivals Facebook in the social-media atmosphere, it is still a fraction of the size of Facebook Inc. and needs to maintain proprietoriship over all its trademarks the best it can. Continue reading

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Twitter For Dummies

I thought I would provide a little insight on how to use Twitter. Twitter is becoming extremely popular and is growing rapidly but there are still plenty of people who don’t know how to use it. Even though I consider myself fairly technologically savy, when I first got a Twitter I had no idea how to use it. There’s a hashtag (#) and (@) sign, what could they possibly mean? I did not understand why someone would say a phrase with a hashtag preceding it. There was no direction manual for me to look at. After a while of using Twitter I was able to finally figure it out.

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Enjoy a Super (Healthy) Bowl

It’s that time of the year again! Make sure to grab your team gear, foam fingers, and stretchy pants. Continue reading

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