Facebook users will be able to include hashtags in their posts and then watch them become clickable. When a hashtag is included in a post, clicking on it will pop out a feed that aggregates others posts that have been tagged with the same phrase. After last year Apple vs Samsung case, I wonder if …

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This article was also published on Waltzing Matilda Blog Everyone likes ranks especially when ranks are about you. We love to see how good we are at what we do compared to other peers. On Twitter,  some of these ranks relate to the number of new followers you’ve received over a certain period of time, …

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“It’s all Twitter’s fault” said Turkish PM Emine Erdoğan on Saturday 1 June following the protests that spread around the country. “There is now a menace which is called Twitter. The best examples of lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society.” Twitter has indeed become an important …

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Published on Waltzing Matilda Who’s tweeting in Antarctica? Hardly anyone apparently. After trying “The one million tweet map” you do wonder if the four tweets from Antarctica come from some super-developed penguins or some researchers or explorers tweeting in – 70° temperatures. It turns out that the few tweets from the region come from a …

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This article was originally published in Waltzing Matilda Blog It is true. Beethoven used the # to compose his immortal music and certainly wasn’t doing so with the intention of joining a Twitter chat or to check what people were sharing in the Hapsburg Empire in the late 18th century. He also had the choice …

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