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Trending tech hashtag goes viral: Here are 10 truly awesome #FiveWordTechHorrors

[Update, Wednesday, 10:20 a.m. PT: We've added the graph above courtesy of Simply Measured. The company told us there were 96,651 tweets that have used the #FiveWordTechHorrors hashtag through 9 a.m. this morning.] Original story: It’s unclear as to how or why the #FiveWordTechHorrors hashtag started on Tuesday, but it’s trending worldwide right now on Twitter. Possibly taking… Read More

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Tagboard raises $2M to curate hashtags for brands

It’s been nearly 11 months since we first heard about Tagboard, the Redmond startup that curates social media content for brands. The company has been making moves since then and on Wednesday announced $2 million in funding and several major partnerships. Tagboard is capitalizing on the usage of hashtags in social media and essentially has… Read More

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Vizify teams up with Twitter, lets you create personal movie trailers based on your best tweets

While there are Twitter analytics tools out there that can spit out in-depth personal usage stats, the data isn’t always aesthetically-pleasing on the eye, or “cool” for that matter. Vizify wants to change that with a new feature called #FollowMe that instantly creates mini movie trailers full of sweet infographics based on your best Twitter… Read More

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You can now use #hashtags on Facebook

Hashtags are coming to Facebook, as the social media giant announced today that it has added support for phrases with “#” placed in front, a technique made popular by Twitter. Similar to how they operate on other social media hubs like Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, hashtagged words will now be clickable in Facebook news feeds. By… Read More