Hashtags

When You Apply #TheSunLogic, Everything Gets Really Weird

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK

The Sun has branded Russell Brand a hypocrite, because he pays rent. The tabloid alleged that Brand, a part-time political activist, was involved ...

The Best Of The Poke's #ChangeOneLetterOfTheNews

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Comedy

The lovely people at The Poke asked their readers to change one letter of recent headlines to change a story completely, and it actually raised more q...

Hashtag Fundraising - Do We Really Give More?

Rachael White | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Tech
Rachael White

Due to our increasingly mediatised lives, we are craving ways to relate to the world around us which feel meaningful. Allowing ourselves to become part of a movement allows us the illusion of being more involved with the charity than simply handing over money.

UCL Emails Are Hacked; #BelloGate Is Born

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students at UCL woke up to a rather large surprise in their inbox this morning after their university's email system was hacked and 3,136 emails were ...

#CharityNarcissists

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

The 'No Make-Up Selfie', 'Necknominate', 'Movember', 'Dry January' and most recently 'The Ice-Bucket Challenge'. These viral charity awareness schemes are, as Arielle Pardes perfectly observed, 'narcissism masked as altruism' and I for one am not falling for it.

Will Social Media Activism #FreeGaza or #BringBackOurGirls?

Jack McSweeney | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech
Jack McSweeney

Is public engagement on social networks, and the gathered momentum produced in involving oneself with social media campaigns enough to bring about change? Can we expect a brief flirtation with a trending hash tag or a concerted online debate with others to bring about seismic change?

Allez Les Hashtags! 'Hashtag' Enters the French Dictionary

Verity Stockdale | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Tech
Verity Stockdale

The humble hashtag has really taken centre stage as of late. It never ceases to amaze me how something so simple can cause such a stir, but over the last week or two in particular, the hashtag has really been making its mark in ways that only the hashtag knows how.

How #bringbackourgirls Could #protectallgirls

Johanna Herman | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK
Johanna Herman

Despite the criticism of armchair activism, this could be a watershed moment if attention surrounding these events can transform into something altogether more sustained and ambitious. If we can seize the momentum of interest and look beyond the immediate ambition to #bringbackourgirls, it could be possible to shape a world where we #protectallgirls.

One Reality of the Boko Haram Situation

Gareth Milner | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK
Gareth Milner

Real life has and always will be stranger than fiction. As last months kidnapping of more than 200 girls at the hands of terror group 'Boko Haram', causes ripples on the international scene, Nigerians are feeling a crisis of confidence in their own government. Many are scarcely able to believe what has happened.

How 20th Century Are You?

Nick Compton | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Compton

Have you truly embraced your 21st Century wild-side and gone out like a wrecking ball? Or did you do it differently in your day? Take a look at our nostalgic line up to see how 20th Century you really are.

#Delicious Or #Desperate? Brand Launches 'Social Media' Friendly Food

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

Birds Eye has announced it'll launch a new range of potato shapes, "Mashtags" (Mas#tags), especially for social media savvy potato-lovers. The new...

Why I Created the #LifeOfAMuslimFeminist Hashtag

Noorulann Shahid | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Noorulann Shahid

In the week after the hashtag was created, I received a lot of positive and supportive feedback from non-Muslim feminists who have found it to be quite insightful and eye-opening. If you have time, I'd encourage you to scroll through the hashtag yourself...

So What Was The Best Of 2013?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Have you heard the one about the Pope, a goat and some kids... Ok, just to reassure you, it's not the start of a questionable joke. So, just what d...

Selfie-Obsessed - How to Avoid the Festive Season Blues

Stephanie Goward | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech
Stephanie Goward

Instead of screaming bloody murder at your screen, maybe you should feel sorry for the gloaters. While you bask under the florescent lighting of your office, dreaming of greener grass, your travelling online-associates are raining on their own parade. They are wasting their time in #paradise by making sure that you at home know all about it.

'Miniskirts Are Not An Invitation': Colombians Join Protest Over Rape Comments

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A Colombian restaurant owner has incurred the wrath of women's rights groups after suggesting a 20-year-old allegedly raped in his parking lot may hav...

Twitter's Greatest Characters: From Shepherdesses To Whimsical Owls & Flat Earth Theorists

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

News, trolling, Beliebers, hashtag protests. News trolls hijacking Belieber hashtags. In the Wild West of Twitter it’s easy to get side-tracked and ...

#Copycat

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Tech

Social networking site Facebook has announced plans to introduce clickable hashtags for users. The tool is already widely used on other media, such...

Hashtag Problems

Greg Stevenson | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Greg Stevenson

There has been no greater cultural phenomenon in the last couple of years than the hashtag. Originally imagined as a means of easy categorisation to better aid twitter's search function, the hashtag has since taken on a life of its own.

Facebook Promises To Take Action On Domestic Violence Content

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

After just 60,000 tweets, 5000 emails, and the campaigning efforts of more than 100 women’s movement and social justice organisations, Facebook have...

#FBrape: Will Facebook Heed Open Letter Protesting 'Endorsement Of Rape & Domestic Violence'?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

A campaign to ban content endorsing domestic violence and rape against women on Facebook is urging high profile companies to boycott advertising on th...

Twitter Hashtag Disgrace to Society

Danielle Lowe | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

#thingsworsethanrape. That's right you read it correctly. This is not the kind of thing that victims of rape should have to deal with and read. It is the kind of thing that so many members of society should be protected from, because even if it doesn't directly affect you it may affect somebody you know.

Look at Me, I'm a True Belieber!

Gareth Price | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Gareth Price

Despite the thousands of tweets sent to Bieber's account every minute, the illusion he may one day read a tweet a fan has sent plays an important role in creating the perception he remains accessible. This culminated in the #5yearsJustinSigned hashtag, with the date signifying an important milestone in the shared journey fans have been on with the young star.

Forrealism

Nimrod Kamer | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Nimrod Kamer

Ever since I recovered from a comma, double comma, people started suggesting new phrases to me all the time, thinking I'm some sort of a dialect-oracle and meme-prophet capable of coining anything into ฿itcoins. The question is - could I really make money by just tweeting axioms and aphorisms? That's ridic. In any case I went ahead and wrote this series of state-of-the-art youthemisms to all the youngsters out there who need a bit of a turd polish.

#tweetyour16yearoldself

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Tuesday's trending topic is to tweet your 16-year-old self. And, as you can imagine, the results are rather interesting and occasionally bloody funny....

Twitter Sued For £32m For Refusing To Reveal Anti-Semitic Users

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Tech

French Jewish students are to sue Twitter for £32m for failing to release the identities of users who posted pictures of ashes and made Holocaust jok...