Items tagged with Hashtag

If you thought it was tough reading through a Shakespeare play back in high school, imagine if he was alive today and you had to explain the terms currently in use, such as "selfie" and "hashtag." The former might not be so difficult, though the latter could present a challenge. It's one that Merriam-Webster has taken on by adding the two terms, along with several others, to its 2014 Collegiate Dictionary. "These new additions to America's best-selling dictionary reflect the growing influence technology is having on human endeavor, especially social networking, once done mostly in person," Merriam-Webster... Read more...
#thatsagoodidea. No, that's not a legitimate sentence, but you get the point, right? Twitter has taken the hashtag to another level, making it a part of everyday culture at this point. And since it's so easy to recognize, it shouldn't come as a surprise to hear that one of Twitter's primary rivals is consider adding it as well. Facebook is reportedly thinking about adding the hashtag to its official lexicon. It's unclear at this point how far along the process is, but it has become quite clear that with breaking worldwide events (the Pope ordeal, for example), Twitter is leading the way on trends.... Read more...
We get it, choosing a baby name is tough. There are books to help with the task, and this thing called the Internet. The list of names is literally endless, since you can choose to name your baby however you wish -- unfortunately not everyone uses sound judgement when doing so. Sure, it's bad form to diss on a baby's name, so we'll direct our facepalm at the parents who decided it was a good idea to tag their offspring "Hashtag." Hashtag Jameson, to be precise, who was born at 10:00 PM on a Saturday weighing all of 8 pounds. The sole identifying picture floating around the Web shows a cute looking... Read more...