After long years of research, your efforts have paid off: the archaeological site you’re digging in has turned up a stash of rare, striking bones, no doubt the beginning of a groundbreaking discovery. Only then, you find the KFC wrapper, revealing that this “ancient burial ground” is just the leftovers of someone’s…
You don’t need to pray for LA.
It’s the final nail in the coffin of word-based human communication. Instagram’s new feature: emoji hashtags.
If you want to follow conversation threads relating to this show on social media—whether Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, Tumblr—you know to look for the hashtag: #99pi. In our current digital age, the hashtag identifies movements, events, happenings, brands—topics of all kinds. The "#" didn't always have this…
Are you sick and tired of hitting two keys before each and every hashtag? Have you lost hours at work hunting down the # on your keyboard? Has your pinky been injured from awkward shifting positions? No? Me neither. But isn't this little hashtag keyboard cuuuuuuuute?
Hashtag users of the world who saw the Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon skit that poked fun of our overuse of hashtags and yet are still hashtagging characters into the void: there's an even funnier dig on our language's growing reliance on hashtags and it was made nearly a year ago.
Last week, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon deftly explained to the world that hashtags make us sound like idiots—with humor. Well, JC Penney thought it was funny, but apparently, the company didn't learn a goshdarn thing about the evil of hashtags. Oh, god no, JC Penney. Please, god no, please, don't do this.
Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon, comedy skit best friends and the human couple equivalent of a pair of colorful striped socks, teamed up yet again to shed light on a disease that's been plaguing phone-connected humans for years now: the ridiculous overuse of hashtags.
It's pretty simple. People love Instagram. People love using hashtags. People love to curse. People love to curse in hashtags on Instagram. Instagram doesn't like that. In fact, Instagram censors any sort of curse word hashtag, possibly porn related hashtag and so on from its searches. That's a good thing! But…
We'd heard tale that this day was coming, and here to confirm our suspicions that, why yes, there is indeed nothing sacred anymore, the hashtag is officially infusing its personal brand of poison into our once-beloved Facebook.
#Hashtags are perfect for #connecting you and your #pals on #the Twitter, and making you look like a #doofus everywhere else. Here are some #HandyTips on how to use them, from the #pros.
Sure you could say that Twitter has devolved into a chaotic mess filled with #AreWeSeriouslyTweetingThisLongHashtag and Bieber freaks, but it's still boss at figuring out what's going on at this very second. So taking a look back at the past year, what were the most popular Twitter moments in 2011? It gets a little…
From Twitter, to texting, and even Gizmodo comments—the world's gone hashtag crazy, with the NY Times calling it the "secret handshake." It's even a common occurrence in advertising, with campaigns inviting people to join the discussion that way.
Over the weekend, many people became acquainted with this photo for the first time. It's a hoax: McDonald's isn't charging African-American McDonald's customers an extra $1.50 "as an insurance measure due in part to a recent string of robberies." Nevertheless, the pic seems to have caused yet another PR problem for…
Did you know you can post a tip straight to Gizmodo? Or, start a new conversation all on your own? Thanks to our hashtag pages you can do all sorts of comment related goodness. Here's how: