Twitter Might Start Attaching Promoted Media To Your Hashtags

Seriously, what's up with Twitter trying to actively piss us off? Since last week, it has been stuffing our timelines with tweets from people we don't follow. And now, it might just use a hashtag in your tweet to attach promotional content to your message.

A promotion for Selfie, ABC's new TV comedy that premieres on September 30, reveals that Twitter's experimenting with prompting users to attach media that's related to a hashtag they use. For instance, if you type a tweet with the hashtag #SelfieABC, Twitter will suggest attaching the first episode in the series to your tweet.

To be fair, you still need to manually select "attach" to embed Twitter's suggestion into your tweet. And it only seems to work on the official Twitter app on iOS for now. But we have no doubt that it's coming to other platforms as soon as Twitter finishes this little experiment. Ugh! [ABC via Engadget]