Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:17 AM
Drunken Irishman (27,964 posts)
15 replies, 2322 views
#watergate is trending on twitter. (Original post)
|Drunken Irishman||Feb 2013||OP|
|Princess Turandot||Feb 2013||#7|
Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #6)
Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:50 AM
Princess Turandot (2,645 posts)
7. It's one of the top 10 hashtag term (#_____) appearing in tweets...
at a point in time; they also have different sorts, worldwide, specific country, city etc.
Response to Princess Turandot (Reply #7)
Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:50 AM
kestrel91316 (50,588 posts)
8. I hate Twitter. I hate hashtags. I can't read a tweet.
I don't know what the hashtags mean when they are in a tweet - are they part of the message text, or do they have some meaning?
Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #8)
Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:12 AM
starroute (12,977 posts)
10. It's all kind of made up on the fly
Twitter just gives you 140 characters and it's up to you what you do with them.
But somewhere along the line, people got the idea of using a particular word or combination of letters with a pound sign in front of them to tag their tweets and make them easy to find with a search. So when there are natural disasters, you get a lot of tweets with #quake or #sandy or whatever.
But people also use them for funny stuff -- like these Rubio ones. So if you search Twitter for #watergate, you get this:
Go ahead and click on it -- you don't need a Twitter account -- and you'll see a lot of people making Marco Rubio jokes.
That's all there is to it.