Now when those obnoxious people on your friends list use 30+ hashtags for every post they make, they'll actually be using legit hashtags.
In a statement from Facebook's newsroom on June 12, product manager Greg Lindley stated that:
"Now you can:
- Search for a specific hashtag from your search bar. For example, #NBAFinals.
- Click on hashtags that originate on other services, such as Instagram.
- Compose posts directly from the hashtag feed and search results."
Can you believe the hashtag symbol used to be called an "octothorpe?" #crazy #ridiculous #octowhat #yourmomisanoctothorpe #YOLO #swag #420
Remember that time Brian Williams was shot down in a helicopter in Iraq?
Well now neither does Williams, and he is apologizing publicly for the erroneous story which he has been telling for years after being called out by some of the troops who actually were in the attack.
Sorry dude, I don't remember you being on my aircraft, said Lance Reynolds on Facebook. I do remember you walking up about an hour after we had landed to ask me what had happened.
He brought up the story in a news segment Friday about a tribute to a retired soldier at a New York Rangers game.
But crew members told the military news site Stars & Stripes that this never happened, and Williams issued a retraction.
I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago, Williams said on NBC Nightly News Wednesday. I want to apologize.
The soldiers of the 159th Aviation Regiments Chinook which was actually shot down claim Williams was in a helicopter that arrived an hour later.
I don't know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another. Williams said.
He later elaborated and apologized further in a Facebook comment:
You are absolutely right and I was wrong. In fact, I spent much of the weekend thinking I'd gone crazy. I feel terrible about making this mistake, especially since I found my OWN WRITING about the incident from back in '08, and I was indeed on the Chinook behind the bird that took the RPG in the tail housing just above the ramp.
Now people on Twitter have started a hashtag to shame him called #BrianWilliamsMisremembers, in which he claims he was part of some other major historical events.
#nomakeupselfie had humble beginnings, as a gesture of support from one female author to another about criticisms regarding her looks. However, after others began taking part and adding "#breastcancerawareness" and other tags, the donations began pouring in to Cancer Research UK. In just over two days, the organization has raised over £2 million, with more to come. Check out a video about the phenomenon here: