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Twitter hashtag of the week: Biologists snort at stupid animal names

Technically Incorrect: Have you heard of the bananaquit? How about the Slippery Dick Wrasse? If you haven't, the #StupidCommonNames Twitter hashtag is for you.

By September 3, 2015


Instagram's website now lets users search hashtags, locations

The photo-sharing app amps up its website with a new search feature that lets users discover people, places and hashtags just like they do on its smartphone app.

By July 20, 2015


Fox News creates New Year's hashtag, gets old, old problems

#OverIt2014 was the hashtag created by Fox News. It showed, yet again, the dangers of audience participation on Twitter.

By December 31, 2014


DiGiorno's horrific laugh on domestic violence Twitter hashtag

#WhyIStayed trended yesterday, after the release of a new video featuring NFL player Ray Rice and his then fiancee. DiGiorno Pizza decides to tweet a joke on it. Apology accepted?

By September 9, 2014


Yo goes beyond 'yo' and adds hashtags, links

The app launched as the "simplest and most efficient communication tool in the world" by only allowing users to say "yo" to each other. Now it has some extra features.

By August 12, 2014


Twitter tries out new feature to corral hashtags running rampant

The company is describing the hashtags in an update to its iOS app to give those not in-the-know some insight into what they mean.

By August 1, 2014


Orion's Belt is made of leather, and other hilarious #NewSpaceFacts

Comedy Central's nightly #HashtagWars game on Twitter reveals important information about the goings-on in our universe and beyond. Note: Matt Damon is from Mars, Ben Affleck is from Venus.

By October 6, 2015


Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 casts 'Law & Order' star as villain

Christopher Meloni reportedly plays a bad guy named John Taylor.

By September 30, 2015


#NotOneMore hashtag against gun violence goes viral

In the aftermath of the Santa Barbara shooting that left seven people dead, a campaign to halt gun use in the US gains momentum on social media.

By June 3, 2014


'Hashtag,' 'selfie,' and 'tweep' join Merriam-Webster dictionary

Words reflect influence that tech, especially social networking, is having on our culture, says storied dictionary.

By May 20, 2014