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Facebook mimics Twitter with hashtags

Facebook finally rolls out hashtags, Apple gives the green light for iOS game controllers, and Samsung reveals yet another version of the Galaxy S4.

By Jun. 13, 2013


Martin Scorsese, Jonah Hill join Fallon in dissing hashtags

You might remember Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon mocking the hashtag craze. But now he's on the "Tonight Show," Fallon has even more famous #compadres.

By Feb. 19, 2014


Facebook hashtags said to have zero viral impact

While Twitter hashtags help drive exposure on the social network, new data shows that Facebook hashtags have the opposite effect.

By Sep. 3, 2013


Vine for Android gets the basics: search, mentions, and hashtags

The incremental update to the Twitter-owned app comes a day after the splashy reveal of Instagram video.

By Jun. 21, 2013


#Hashtags: Facebook's missing link to pop culture

The # symbol has become the key to connecting to people and events you care about on social media. It's also an obvious hole for Facebook.

By May. 27, 2013


Facebook to finally add hashtags, says WSJ

Catching up to Twitter and other rivals, the company will incorporate hashtags into its network, The Wall Street Journal reports.

By Mar. 14, 2013


Facebook adds hashtags, mends missing link to pop culture

The social network bends to support a mainstream mode of digital expression popularized by a competitor.

By Jun. 12, 2013


Beyond hashtags: Instagram's next challenge is tackling big data

CEO Kevin Systrom says the photo-sharing site needs to create more ways to organize all the photos pouring into the Instagram network.

By Nov. 5, 2012


Hashtags on TV: The right way... and the wrong way

Twitter hashtags are starting to filter into other media, especially on TV. On Sunday, we saw them used two ways at big-time events. One was smart; the other, not so much.

By Feb. 29, 2012


Twitter chats and sponsored hashtags--how to do it right

Organized Twitter chats are a particularly effective vehicle to provide entry points for consumers to engage with companies around specific topics, events, or issues that are meaningful to them.

By May. 13, 2009