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Joseph Omansky December 16, 2010 at 10:17 am

Hashtags are currently being used as reference points of subject matter. They mey be action oriented or subject oriented. I believe this will evolve to enable humans to more fully define our experiences online. http://Www.hashable.com is doing so much in this area to further define our interactive experiences online with creative use of hashtagging.

cv harquail December 16, 2010 at 10:37 am

Joseph, did you sneak a peek at my next post, on Action Branding and Hashable? I met with them last week and am full of ideas about how to use hashable for creating and accumulating meaning. I’m trying to set up the conceptual foundation for that concept, with this current post. Glad to know we are thinking alike. Off to follow you and discover your hashtag! ;-) cv

Tim December 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I understand the use of the hashtag concept as a metaphor, but the functionality is much more limited than as described here. For example, a Twitter search on the hashtag #favoritejaneaustenquotes will only yield other tweets that include exactly that tag (currently there are none), and a Google search will only yield content that includes the exact string contained in the tag (currently about 120 web pages).

Jerome Pineau December 20, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Always seemed to me like non-unique database indexes but that’s what you get for coming from the IT world :)

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