Facebook officially announces support for hashtags

By Shawn Knight
Jun 12, 2013
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  1. Facebook on Wednesday announced official support for hashtags after a successful run on other services like Instagram and Twitter. They’ve become a “vital part of popular culture” and since they’re already used organically on the social network anyway, they decided...

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  2. psycros

    psycros TechSpot Booster Posts: 692   +209

    I bet all the kids think this is genius, having no idea their just reinventing IRC.
    jobeard and St1ckM4n like this.
  3. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 265   +77

    Rather have my usenet back..
    jobeard likes this.
  4. Dustyn

    Dustyn Newcomer, in training Posts: 31

    ?vital part of popular culture?... oh good grief... I can't believe this is popular news.
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,428   +618

    Here we go... if only people knew how to use hashtags properly. Commence FB posts with:

    #justchillindrinkingbeer
    #wowwhatacutie
    #doilookfatinthese?
    JC713 likes this.
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    Just wait for these:
    #enteringbathroom
    #itsmellsinhere
    #flushingthetoilet
    #turningthedoorknob90degreeslikeaboss

    LOL
    St1ckM4n likes this.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,536   +858

    Oh thank God! Now I can send the fireman with the net home, along with the suicide prevention negotiators, and just come inside from the 12th floor ledge I was about to jump off.

    To paraphrase Patrick Henry, "#givemehashtags, or #givemedeath"!
    jobeard likes this.
  8. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,428   +618

    #YOLOSWAG is the only acceptable hashtag IMO. But only if you use it ironically.. and aren't a hipster. :D
    JC713 likes this.
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,536   +858

    Wouldn't admitting that you know what that even means, be tantamount to admitting to being a closet hipster?:confused: Or maybe an ironically closeted hipster?

    Did we need to see that twice, or did the server trick you with the, "server did not respond in time, please try again, #gotcha"?.
  10. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,428   +618

    Ha, the irony is strong here. :D

    I also only see 1x my post, not two?
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,536   +858

    Staff prolly pulled the 2nd one. Either that or my browser is trolling me again.
     
  12. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,428   +618

    Yes, it's very weird.

    #trollingbrowserorstaffwewillneverknow
  13. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,410   +213

    Your browser must be trolling you then.
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,536   +858

    This box is IGP, maybe it forgot to overwrite the screen......:confused:

    Truthfully, this computer and Firefox put their heads together and come up with some of the most creative video crashes you'll ever see.

    The screen will go totally black, but you'll see one element. Then you run your mouse all over the screen, and the page fills in....:eek:

    But, the end is nigh when you get to that point.......And the next thing you know......you see wallpaper......:oops:

    But wait, there's more! Firefox apologizes for the crash, and offers to restore your pages. So I mutter to the dialog box, "this I gotta see ***** ******, I been browsing in "private mode".....":mad:

    #maybeishouldinstallopera
  15. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,804   +1,431

    I'm not interested in Facebook or Hashtags.

    I was however interested in what captaincranky had to say on the subject. :)
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,536   +858

    #iwassohappyipoopedmypants
    St1ckM4n and cliffordcooley like this.
  17. Should I invest my life savings in facebook shares now or what?........


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