Verb: The practice of adding as many hashtags to a tweet as possible. Possibly more.
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In a recent Computer Shopper feature (in issue 278, but sadly not online) I investigated a few computer facts and fictions. One that came under the spotlight was the myth that it took multiple passes to overwrite a hard disk so that it couldn’t be read. In response to a brief Twitter discussion today, here’s [...]
So Comic Relief raised £74 million, which is more than a quid from everyone in the UK. It’s also, as some miserable bugger’s already pointed out, about one per cent of the get out of jail free card we apparently gave Vodafone. There seemed to be loads of #rednoseday about this year. Doubtless Twitter played [...]
An earlier gush on Twitter (I refuse to pander by calling it a twush or anything equally facile) provoked a couple of replies, revealing that I’m not alone in my admiration for Google’s Chrome browser. I came to it late – about two weeks ago, truth be told. I’d been struggling with IE, and have [...]
Just noticed this box on the BBC site as it prepares to cover the Oscars. It’s the first time I’ve seen them directly embed tweets into a story. Looking at the actual feed page it seems like there’s a problem – an 11 hour-time lag between a tweet and its appearance on the BBC page. [...]
@sussex_news, the Twitter feed for the Sussex newsroom at Heart Radio, has a habit of using individual tweets to flag more than one story. Sometimes the result is conveniently brief and fact-packed; at other times it’s just wonderfully bonkers:
Noun: A regrettable mistake, blunder or slander, instantly and widely communicated via the medium of Twitter. Usage: Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.
Ah nuts. My mobile, which has been hanging on gamely since going on the fritz last October, looks to be finally shuffling off this mortal coil. It’s still working, but the screen isn’t, so I’ve no idea who’s calling me, or who’s texting me and about what. I was pondering this, and what a pain [...]
Everything’s been feeling just a little joyless of late. Tamsin has even been moved to ask if this is the Summer of Doom. Bugger me, I’m not arguing. I think I might have inspired the question. So, when AntonyM sent this link to Giles Coren’s latest tirade I could almost have kissed him. If you [...]