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Chris Messina 🏴‍☠️
how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in [msg]?
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Rich 14 Jan 13
Replying to @chrismessina
Is it too late to debate an alternative? ;)
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Chris Messina 🏴‍☠️ 14 Jan 13
Replying to @Line_Bet
do you have a proposal?
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Jordan Kay 8 Feb 13
Replying to @chrismessina
. You mean like hashtags?
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Chris Messina 🏴‍☠️ 8 Feb 13
Replying to @jordanekay
I didn't call them that in 2007 when I proposed them, but yes, exactly like .
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Tim Haines 👋 8 Feb 13
already invented those.
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Chris Messina 🏴‍☠️ 8 Feb 13
did he tell you that I also invented dubstep?
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Andrew Mueller 12 Jun 13
Replying to @chrismessina
using # for groups may cause confusion when the group name is same as a common word or phrase.
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Chris Messina 🏴‍☠️ 12 Jun 13
Replying to @AndrewMueller
that's what computers are for. :)
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Xane Myers 9 Sep 13
Replying to @chrismessina
So, after this tweet, Twitter started hashtags? If so, other social networks shouldn't use them add it's Twitter thing.
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Chris Messina 🏴‍☠️ 9 Sep 13
Replying to @Xane_Xanecom
no, Twitter (the company) resisted hashtags in the beginning. Hashtags weren't intended to be Twitter-only. Web > Twitter
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Xane Myers 9 Sep 13
Replying to @chrismessina
ahh...It's weird how I associate them with Twitter.
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Chris Messina 🏴‍☠️ 9 Sep 13
it's not weird, but if you'd started on , you'd associate them with . They're network agnostic!
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Xane Myers 9 Sep 13
Ohhhhhh... So, Facebook isn't being some kind if ripoff using hashtags?
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Chris Messina 🏴‍☠️ 9 Sep 13
Replying to @Xane_Xanecom
not in my view, no.
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Brittany Nielsen 4 Oct 13
Replying to @chrismessina
Why the #? “: how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in [msg]?” Tag at beg or end of msg?
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Chris Messina 🏴‍☠️ 4 Oct 13
Replying to @brittanyannen
# because of IRC convention and it was easy to type on T-9 phones in 2007! (Pre-touch!)
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Brittany Nielsen 4 Oct 13
Replying to @chrismessina
T-9! Lest we forget. What's your opinion on what it's become? ;)
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Chris Messina 🏴‍☠️ 4 Oct 13
Replying to @brittanyannen
it's unreal. The good news is: individuals can still impact the direction of the internet!
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