Twitter / Mr Messina: how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]?

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  1. ben- 81 months ago | reply

    I think the issue is that it means you have less characters for your message

  2. factoryjoe 81 months ago | reply

    Yep, it sure does.

  3. xenlab 48 months ago | reply

    A simple suggestion led to a huge innovation. There is a lesson in here, I'm sure.

  4. Denise Jacobs 48 months ago | reply

    I love the capture of historical moments. Well done!

  5. PromoBooth 48 months ago | reply

    Weren't hash/pounds used on IRC to create channels/groups? (This is my recollection fro 1993)

  6. luxuryluke 48 months ago | reply

    Most likely your prescience is underrated, Chris. $levelup

  7. atariboy 48 months ago | reply

    I very clearly remember seeing this tweet come through actually!

  8. factoryjoe 48 months ago | reply

    @PromoBooth: yep, that's partially where the inspiration came from. Jaiku also supported this convention first, but I brought it over to Twitter as a tag...

    factoryjoe.com/blog/2007/08/25/groups-for-twitter-or-a-pr...

  9. Todd Barnard 48 months ago | reply

    Love it - Historic!

  10. lewisshepherd 48 months ago | reply

    i remember that tweet! i was only following like 40 people at the time :)

  11. lewisshepherd 48 months ago | reply

    It's interesting that you thought of it as about "groups," as in a messaging/group-addressing use. It's come to be such a catch-all semantic tag convention for any topic... maybe that underlines the fact that within a social-networking context, a "topic" is really defined by the "group" that follows or uses it. If a hashtag fell in the forest and no one was around to hear it.....

  12. G@ttoGiallo 48 months ago | reply

    # has been a really useful & shortening improvement.

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