Friday, November 29, 2013

Alert on Hashtag Hijacks, Spamming and Trolling

Who would have guessed that the humble hash symbol (#) would come to play the big part it does today in online communication - turning its pairing with a word or phrase, known as a hashtag, into a useful device that's also a target for tricks?

If you use social networks like Twitter or Facebook, you'll know that the hashtag is used to highlight a topic considered to be of wide public interest.

Placing the symbol before a word enables the networks to pull all postings with the same theme into a single list that others can search for.

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