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The Grand Tour’s Official Hashtag Is Not So Flattering

Those funny buggers at The Grand Tour have come up with a hashtag for the new series, and it can be read two ways. One not-so-flattering. Read More >>

Before the Hashtag, There Was the Octothorpe

If you want to follow conversation threads relating to this show on social media—whether Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, Tumblr—you know to look for the hashtag: #99pi. In our current digital age, the hashtag identifies movements, events, happenings, brands—topics of all kinds. The "#" didn't always have this meaning, though. Read More >>

Hashtag Gloves are a Thing That Exists

There are gloves called Hashtag Gloves. If you make a hashtag symbol with your fingers and then speak, the gloves will tweet what you say. They are, objectively, the worst gloves. Read More >>

No One Needs a Dedicated Hashtag Keyboard But That’s Why I Want It

Are you sick and tired of hitting two keys before each and every hashtag? Have you lost hours at work hunting down the # on your keyboard? Has your pinky been injured from awkward shifting positions? No? Me neither. But isn't this little hashtag keyboard cuuuuuuuute? Read More >>

Twitter’s @Replies Look Likely to be Phased Out

Not entirely, of course -- Twitter users will still need a method to communicate with each other. But Twitter's Vivian Schiller, Head of News, has hinted that hashtags and @replies will be pushed to the background of the service in order to make it more intuitive for newcomers. Read More >>

Instagram Bans Drug Tags Over Fears it’s Becoming a Yellow Pages for Illegal Trade

Instagram isn't just for sharing photos of your sushi like you're the first person in the world to eat something other than a cheese sandwich for lunch. Its users have also been uploading photos of drugs and tagging them, in the hope of conducting illegal deals through the service. Read More >>

Justin Timberlake Shows Us How Dumb We Sound When We Use Hashtags

Justin Timberlake and US telly presenter Jimmy Fallon, comedy skit best friends and the human couple equivalent of a pair of colourful striped socks, teamed up yet again to shed light on a disease that's been plaguing phone-connected humans for years now: the ridiculous overuse of hashtags. Read More >>

10 Normal Hashtags That Instagram Bans for Some Weird Reason

It's pretty simple. People love Instagram. People love using hashtags. People love to curse. People love to curse in hashtags on Instagram. Instagram doesn't like that. In fact, Instagram censors any sort of curse word hashtag, possibly porn related hashtag and so on from its searches. That's a good thing! But Instagram also weirdly censors some pretty normal hashtags too. Read More >>

The Facebook #Hashtagocalypse Is Upon Us

We'd heard tales that this day was coming, and here to confirm our suspicions that, why yes, there is indeed nothing sacred anymore, the hashtag is officially infusing its personal brand of poison into our once-beloved Facebook. Read More >>

14 People #Who Still Haven’t #Figured Out Hashtags

#Hashtags are perfect for #connecting you and your #pals on #the Twitter, and making you look like a #doofus everywhere else. Here are some #HandyTips on how to use them, from the #pros. Read More >>

Please Don’t Ever Make the “Hashtag” Finger Gesture

You know that "quote" thing people do in the air with their fingers? There's a move afoot to introduce a similar thing for illustrating Twitter hashtags, letting fashionable media types add a "hashtag" to their conversation without actually having to say the word. Read More >>