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Help! Strategic Hashtag Suggestion Wanted

Strategy as a word gets thrown around a lot. People are looking for it, others claim they have it. Some say they do it and most posit they need it. Talking about it is fairly meta but if you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know you’ve gotten there? In all our time consulting people and businesses […]

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Instagram helps prevent drug sales by blocking some hashtags

It’s common knowledge that illegal and prescription drugs are sold on the streets and through overseas websites. But, who in their worst nightmare would dream that Instagram, a popular photo and video sharing social media site frequented by children and teens, would end up being a black market for illegal drug sales, and with the […]

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Banana Republic Leverages Twitter IPO

The day had already started out on a high note for social media giant Twitter. Announcing its initial public offering and pricing its shares at $26 on November 26 was an exciting step for the groundbreaking company. Perhaps you might look at Banana Republic’s next move as poetically—and shrewdly—taking a page out of Twitter’s book. […]

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Google+ Hashtags Are Everywhere

Google users knew it was only a matter of time before the search engine started pushing more of its Google+ content in organic search results. Aiming for what it calls a “richer hashtag experience,” Google will now begin displaying posts from its social network whenever users search for a hashtag term. Hashtags are usually used […]

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Topsy Lets You Search for Any Tweet in History

If you’ve been wondering what was going on in the Twitterverse at its inception in 2006, it’s now possible to find out. Thanks to Topsy, a San Francisco-based social-analytics company, you can delve into all past public user activity on Twitter. That’s over 425 billion posts that include text, images, videos, links and anything else […]

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What can you do if a Twitter hashtag campaign backfires?

Users start using the hashtag to promote other competitors or use it for negative comments. View Question on Quora

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#Hashtags- 2012 Word of the Year

The American Dialect Society votes on the word of the year and for 2012, they nominated and voted on Hashtag. The ADS’ chair of the New Words Committee, Ben Zimmer, said that the word was a “ubiquitous phenomenon in online talk” It even beat out “Fiscal Cliff”. In fact, the last print edition of Newsweek featured […]

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