hashtag

A funny thing happened on my way to the Rhizome sometimes last year ... the hashtag got switched. Now, normally, this would not be a big issue. But I have come to realize more and more how much I rely on the columns of my Tweetdeck app (sorted by hashtags) as a place to keep connected to various projects. So, when someone switches a conversation from one hashtag (say, #rhizo16) to another (say...
Keywords: Twitter, #engchat, hashtag, chat
A couple of years ago, I participated in the "One Book One Twitter" experiment in which people all over the world read Neil Gaiman's American Gods and then chatted with one another about particular chapters based on an agreed-upon schedule. We used the hashtag #1b1t to keep the conversations organized. It was dubbed the "world's largest book club" - one in which thousands of people contributed...
The once lowly # has enjoyed a renaissance as the symbol of choice - and meaning - on Twitter. In the New Yorker article, Hash, author Susan Orlean discusses the history of the hashtag phenomenon and how hashtags have now evolved into a suitcase of rhetorical strategies on Twitter. Originally conceived as a way to categorize tweets, they are now used as asides, for snark and as meta-commentary....