Friday, August 05, 2011

BBC News - The art of the pithy hashtag

#declineofdiscourse

With Twitter becoming more and more popular, there's now a drive to succinctly summarise a hot topic with the perfect hashtag.

Some of the more obvious hashtags to trend on Twitter recently are #hackgate, referencing the News of the World hacking scandal, and #1yeartogo, for Olympics tweets.

Other, slightly less obvious, big hitters have been #thingswelearnedontwitter to mark little snippets of Twitter wisdom like "typing coherently in 140 characters or less is an art form" and "people really like to take pictures of their food". #getsonmynerves has also been popular.

BBC News - The art of the pithy hashtag

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