Caslon, the aged and addled, would like @ and # explained to him

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    Jul 07, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    I know it has to do with Twitter. But I dont use Twitter so I dont know what they mean.
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    Jul 07, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    Caslon20000 saidI know it has to do with Twitter. But I dont use Twitter so I dont know what they mean.


    @ - it's whoever you're addressing
    # - trending topic(s)

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    Jul 07, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    #fuckTwitter
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    Jul 07, 2012 1:51 AM GMT
    @Caslon20000 (Talking to you)

    #Caslon20000 (Talking about you)
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    Jul 07, 2012 2:49 AM GMT
    BlackCat90 said
    Caslon20000 saidI know it has to do with Twitter. But I dont use Twitter so I dont know what they mean.


    @ - it's whoever you're addressing
    # - trending topic(s)

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    what's "trending topic" mean? I dont understand trending in this situation.
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    Jul 07, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    GAMRican said@Caslon20000 (Talking to you)

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    oh # is like 're:' ....meaning 'subject'
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    Jul 07, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    Don't feel bad, Caslon, you're not alone... I only recently found out what these twitter tags mean on my own... But I still think it's a stupid concept.
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    Jul 07, 2012 4:20 AM GMT
    spiffy saidDon't feel bad, Caslon, you're not alone... I only recently found out what these twitter tags mean on my own... But I still think it's a stupid concept.

    I guess it works for the tiny twitter tweets.
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    Jul 07, 2012 4:34 AM GMT
    No worries, Caslon. I'm a young pup who doesn't know how to use # correctly because I don't use Twitter. I only occasionally view some Twitter accounts from the US gymnastics team, but that's about it.
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    Jul 07, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    Caslon20000 said
    BlackCat90 said
    Caslon20000 saidI know it has to do with Twitter. But I dont use Twitter so I dont know what they mean.


    @ - it's whoever you're addressing
    # - trending topic(s)

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    what's "trending topic" mean? I dont understand trending in this situation.


    It means what most people are talking about. Like if the Grammys were on right now, #grammys would probably be trending or everyone's talking about it.
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    Jul 07, 2012 4:36 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidNo worries, Caslon. I'm a young pup who doesn't know how to use # correctly because I don't use Twitter. I only occasionally view some Twitter accounts from the US gymnastics team, but that's about it.

    Well, I just see that it is moving into the culture off of Twitter. So I thought I better learn what they meant.
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    Jul 07, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    Caslon20000 said
    pocketnico saidNo worries, Caslon. I'm a young pup who doesn't know how to use # correctly because I don't use Twitter. I only occasionally view some Twitter accounts from the US gymnastics team, but that's about it.

    Well, I just see that it is moving into the culture off of Twitter. So I thought I better learn what they meant.


    Indeed. I know what it means, so I have no problem understanding in other outlets. However, I seem to fail using # correctly when I try, haha. I just plain avoid it now.
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    Jul 07, 2012 6:36 AM GMT
    BlackCat90 saidIt means what most people are talking about. Like if the Grammys were on right now, #grammys would probably be trending or everyone's talking about it.
    but it could also be just "grammys" as a trending topic
    trending doesn't involve #
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    Jul 07, 2012 6:37 AM GMT
    Caslon20000 saidoh # is like 're:' ....meaning 'subject'
    yes
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    Jul 07, 2012 6:41 AM GMT
    GAMRican said@Caslon20000 (Talking to you)

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    you tried it, and failed, as per usual.

    yet another example of you trying so desperately to be "cool" and fit in with the younger generation.

    # AKA hashtag =/= "talking about you"

    a hashtag is used to mark keywords or topics in a tweet. its used as a way to categorize messages users can search.

    trending topics don't necessarily have to use a hashtag, but a lot of trending topics do incorporate them.

    if you have any questions, you should do some research on your own here:
    https://support.twitter.com/groups/31-twitter-basics
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    Jul 07, 2012 12:55 PM GMT
    getnassty said
    # AKA hashtag =/= "talking about you"

    a hashtag is used to mark keywords or topics in a tweet. its used as a way to categorize messages users can search.

    trending topics don't necessarily have to use a hashtag, but a lot of trending topics do incorporate them.

    if you have any questions, you should do some research on your own here:
    https://support.twitter.com/groups/31-twitter-basics

    Thanks getnassty for the explanation and link.

    I went to the twitter site and read up on the hashtag. I got it now.

    I found this example on their site. Is it saying what I think it is saying?

    "I dont do fistfuck ever, but I am willing to make one exception for @origiful and @briggles, Twitter ambassadors of quan" icon_eek.gif

    hashtagexample.jpg

    http://support.twitter.com/articles/49309-what-are-hashtags-symbols#
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    Jul 07, 2012 1:01 PM GMT
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    GAMRican said@Caslon20000 (Talking to you)

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    you tried it, and failed, as per usual...

    if you have any questions, you should do some research on your own here:
    https://support.twitter.com/groups/31-twitter-basics

    And yet you didn't know how to make a live link using the most basic RJ composing tools. Talk about casting the first stone. icon_rolleyes.gif

    https://support.twitter.com/groups/31-twitter-basics
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    Jul 07, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
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    getnassty said
    GAMRican said@Caslon20000 (Talking to you)

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    you tried it, and failed, as per usual...

    if you have any questions, you should do some research on your own here:
    https://support.twitter.com/groups/31-twitter-basics

    And yet you didn't know how to make a live link using the most basic RJ composing tools. Talk about casting the first stone. icon_rolleyes.gif

    https://support.twitter.com/groups/31-twitter-basics


    how about you go fuck yourself? don't confuse me not doing a particular action for not knowing how to do so.

    since i'm such a selfless and generous individual, here's another good website for you people struggling with basic twitter functions:

    http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/twitter-101

    bless ♥