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
Cleveland-based web developer Will Smidlein thought he would poke around with Vine's code seeing as it was just released on the Android platform.
To test his meddling, Smidlein posted the full-length version of "Never Gonna Give You Up" to Vine, which technically only allows user video posts to be 6 seconds or shorter. It wasn't long before Twitter, creators of Vine, had one of their engineers contact Smidlein directly and asked him to please remove his video, as it was causing some "technical difficulties." Smidlein promptly deleted the video and was rather apologetic about the whole situation:
Don't feel too bad, Will. The engineers probably shouldn't have pushed such easily breakable code in the first place.