Thursday, March 20, 2014

Biz Break: Is it curtains for Twitter hashtags? - San Jose Mercury News

@twitter #fail if true

"In a move that's sure to rile up its hard-core tweeters, Twitter is reportedly considering phasing out the use of its ubiquitous @ and # symbols.

Speaking at the Newspaper Association of America's mediaXchange conference in Denver this week, Vivian Schiller, Twitter's head of news, said the at-replies and hastags were "arcane," according to a Buzzfeed report, and implied that future versions of the service would move such coding "scaffolding" into the background to make ithe interface simpler for new users to understand."
'Biz Break: Is it curtains for Twitter hashtags? - San Jose Mercury News
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