Have you ever tried to search important Instagram hashtags like #DuckDynastyBitch or #likeigiveadick only to be served with a “no tags found” message? As it turns out, it’s not that users have never once employed these hashtags; it’s simply that Instagram has made them unsearchable. Read More
Though we thought we’d reached Peak Lulu back in February, the app, which makes it easier than ever to trash the dudes you’ve dated and get off sc0t-free, is making the rounds again.
Ladies who download the app can connect through Facebook and anonymously rate their former boyfriends and booty calls in the areas of humor, appearance, manners, ambition and commitment. Users can also attach hashtag descriptions, including #Manchild, #SketchyCallLog and the tongue-in-cheek #Big.Feet. Read More
Hashtag singularity is near: Facebook just added the feature to select users’ News Feeds in an effort to make the social network even more unbearable.
Upon clicking a hashtag, like “#blessed,” a pop up window displays statuses that are collected from Facebookers using the same hashtag. You know, exactly how it works on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram since Facebook is now playing catch up. Read More
Part of the reason your tax return makes you want to cry is that Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, lobbied against a simpler option. [ProPublica]
Breaking: Hashtags are useless and, more importantly, ugly. [Nieman Journalism Lab]
Why would Marissa Mayer want Dailymotion? Because it would let Yahoo sell a hell of a lot more video ads. [Business Insider]
“App kid ridiculed: Silicon Valley disses teen’s Yahoo! deal” is a headline today. [New York Post]
Aaand tourists can no longer access mobile Internet in North Korea. That 3G lasted longer than we expected, to be honest. [Wired]
Recording artist Will.i.am, as you may know, is something of a self-styled technologist. Besides holding down a sweet gig as Intel’s director of “creative innovation,” he pops up in pro-coding propaganda and once featured a Makerbot in one of his videos, because why not. Now he’s further demonstrating his devotion to technology in the title of his latest track: “#thatpower,” released today. Read More
The hash, the pound sign, the number sign, the hex—whatever you call it, the four-stroke cross-hatch possibly born at Bell Labs in the 1960s has had a fabulous re-awakening in recent years.