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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


Is Pluto home to nuclear-powered ice volcanoes?

New Images from NASA's New Horizons mission show what could be tall craters erupting not with lava, but with ice warmed by radioactivity.

By November 9, 2015


Black Friday is Nov. 27. Here's why it doesn't matter

Consumers have no reason to wait for the day after Thanksgiving to nab great deals.

By November 7, 2015


In Instagram age, like and share photos, but don't forget context

Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger discusses the photo-sharing app's role in the era of social media and mobile tech. Also, he talks about why they've never seen themselves as a "photo company."

By November 3, 2015


Social media crowns a winner in the Democrats' presidential debate

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, squaring off Tuesday against four other candidates including Hillary Clinton, garners the most posts, tweets and comments on Facebook, Twitter and Google.

By October 14, 2015