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I'm out of touch. What does # mean nowadays?

 
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I'm out of touch. What does # mean nowadays?
Ok, so I'm obviously getting old.

What does in mean when there's a # before words now?
I don't use Twatter, but apparently it's used a lot there. I've even seen it on the news. People send me text messages or emails that have a # before a word, and I don't know what that means.

I feel pretty dumb and left behind, but it's like I'm reading a different language when I see a string of words, and half of them have a # in front of them.
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05/31/2011 09:15 AM
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Re: I'm out of touch. What does # mean nowadays?
"Hashtags in Twitter are a community-driven convention for adding metadata to your tweets. They were originally developed to create groups on Twitter for tracking a topic."

[link to www.everydaytweet.com]
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Re: I'm out of touch. What does # mean nowadays?
#duh

It's hard to explain. It's a hashtag... like- um in normal conversation it would be the words you would say under your breath.

On twitter- they are used to get ideas or statements trending. i.e.

#thebankstersarewack

if enough people ReTweet it it may TREND! and then lots of people talk about it.
Hope this helps.

#ifnotidon'tcare

#justkidding

#loveyabybyehfpeace
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Re: I'm out of touch. What does # mean nowadays?
PS: #ureyesrfreaky
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05/31/2011 09:17 AM
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Re: I'm out of touch. What does # mean nowadays?
Hash smoke it get ya high bonghit
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Re: I'm out of touch. What does # mean nowadays?
"Hashtags in Twitter are a community-driven convention for adding metadata to your tweets. They were originally developed to create groups on Twitter for tracking a topic."

[link to www.everydaytweet.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1342332


Ok. Thank you very much.

I don't use Twatter, so this just crept up on me. I believe I will refrain from using this in my future written corespondence. It's really annoying to read a sentence with 15 hashtags in it.
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Hash smoke it get ya high bonghit
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1393757


Sure will. LOL
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"Hashtags in Twitter are a community-driven convention for adding metadata to your tweets. They were originally developed to create groups on Twitter for tracking a topic."

[link to www.everydaytweet.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1342332


Ok. Thank you very much.

I don't use Twatter, so this just crept up on me. I believe I will refrain from using this in my future written corespondence. It's really annoying to read a sentence with 15 hashtags in it.
 Quoting: Oubliette


#agreed

It is very annoying. However, I'd like to see you use a hashtag in a sentence JUST IN Case. It is most usually used at the end of a thought- #likethis Or at the beginning.

One more thing. Usually hashtags are open ended.
#uknowusuckwhen and then the person finished the idea- this is how trends start. People using hashtags outside of twitter...


i.e.
#uknowusuckwhen u use hashtags outside of twitter.
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Re: I'm out of touch. What does # mean nowadays?
I use it to indicate a pound of something. IE. # of respect.
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Re: I'm out of touch. What does # mean nowadays?
It's stupid assed shit that morons do. Just because some twit did it, doesn't mean that normal people have to follow. Be a man and don't.
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Twatter 1rof1

Sorry. Couldn't help it :)

Last Edited by Cheshire~Cat on 10/31/2012 11:16 PM
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Re: I'm out of touch. What does # mean nowadays?
i've seen it used in place of "shit" in forums that are more heavily moderated

what you're talking about is a hashtag, as previously stated, and it's like a hyperlink for a topic on twitter since they limit the number of characters allowed in post

so like, if joe rogan got arrested, you could post

this is bullshit #freejoerogan
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What does 8;@@n)@ mean
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Re: I'm out of touch. What does # mean nowadays?
#DabTag


cuz hash is overated
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Re: I'm out of touch. What does # mean nowadays?
for all intents and purposes...

nothing
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Re: I'm out of touch. What does # mean nowadays?
For the non technical out there, I like to use the analogy of a channel on a CB radio. Using twitter, you can tune to a specific channel "#xyz" and listen/join the conversation. These channels in twitter are called "hashtags".

When not in a specific channel (hashtag), you can reference a hashtag and that will copy the message to that channel.

Hope this helps.

Peace.
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