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I don't use the Twitters, but I understand the the # symbol before a word or phrase designates a specific Twitter page, right? But I'm seeing people stick a # before all sorts of stuff now.


For example, Joe might post the following on the Facebooks:


One too many beers last night! LOL! #Joeisveryhungover


As if the last part is his Twitter page specifically devoted to this hangover. Except it's not really very clever or funny.


Kids these days.
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I don't use the Twitters, but I understand the the # symbol before a word or phrase designates a specific Twitter page, right?

It's a hashtag.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashtag
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I understand the the # symbol before a word or phrase designates a specific Twitter page, right? But I'm seeing people stick a # before all sorts of stuff now.

Not exactly. It's more of a self-defined keyword called a hashtag. So if I put #Frydaze1 in a tweet, it will be searchable by that keyword. And can be grouped with anything else with that keyword.


Frydaze1 <--- also isn't a twit, but had to learn a little out of self-defense.
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I guess my point is that people are creating fictitious hashtags to use as a punchline on FB, and the punchlines aren't all that funny.
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It's a hashtag.

They've stolen and perverted my beautiful octothorpe.

;-(

rj
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