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Do Hashtags Count As Activism?

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact

On June 8, Shonda Rhimes -- producer, writer, and creator of hit TV shows Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, and executive producer of forthcoming How to G...

How to Get Jennifer Lopez's 'I Just Woke Up' Selfie Look

Lauren Cahn | Posted 08.18.2014 | Style
Lauren Cahn

Now I know that JLo is beautiful, that JLo is talented, that JLo has been taking care of her skin. And I know that JLo looks amazing at 44. With makeup, without makeup, either way. But I'm calling bullshit on JLo's "I Just Woke Up Like This Selfie" -- on a technicality.

Why I Call Myself a #spinabifida Mom

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

I write a lot about Spina Bifida, I read a lot about Spina Bifida, and I like to connect with other folks dealing with the same things. By putting it in my profile, and also by hashtagging my photos, I can find other families who also inhabit the world of SB.

DO NOT Listen To This Dad Advice

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.13.2014 | Comedy

In honor of Father's Day, Jimmy Fallon read the funniest dad advice (#Dadvice) tweets sent in by you. And though we all love Dad, we strongly advise y...

Free People Ballet-gate

Nora Younkin | Posted 08.11.2014 | Arts
Nora Younkin

Maybe we didn't react quickly enough and smartly enough regarding Free People Ballet-gate. This one got away from us. So now what?

This Anti-Hashtag Tells Annoying Social Media To #GoF*ckItself

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 06.12.2014 | Comedy

We all know that person. You know, the one who constantly tweets or posts a series of ridiculous hashtags to update you on every. single. moment. of. ...

Is Big Data a Magic Potion to Save the Planet?

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology
Giovanna Mingarelli

In the last few years, governments, businesses, humanitarian organizations and citizens have been using Big Data to accomplish feats ranging from analyzing Google search queries to predicting flu outbreaks.

What's Your #WorstSummerJob?

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.06.2014 | Comedy

School is out for summer, and you know what that means: tons of fun, sun and shoveling rancid peanut butter. In the latest "Tonight Show Hashtags,...

Hashtag Activism Is a Good Thing, Despite Its Conservative Critics

Larry Atkins | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media
Larry Atkins

Twitter is the equivalent of the town square or the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for Millennials.

#YesAllWomen -- More Than Hashtag Activism

Jenni Chiu | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Jenni Chiu

t took me a while to catch up when I saw this hashtag floating by in my Twitter stream Sunday evening. I didn't connect it immediately to the case.

Fox Adds A New 'Idol'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.27.2014 | TV

Justin Bieber is currently set to bring his swaggy moves to "So You Think You Can Dance" this season to introduce a new element to the show: dance cre...

Warning: These #PromFail Tweets May Cause Flashbacks

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.23.2014 | Comedy

For many high schoolers, the prom is one of the most magical nights of their young lives. For others, your date picks you up while wearing a professio...

#FreeIlham: Writers Pose for a Cause

PEN American Center | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
PEN American Center

As his daughter Jewher Ilham accepted the award on his behalf, she had one last request from the luminaries in the room, who included James Salter, Jennifer Egan, John Waters and even members of Pussy Riot: support the campaign for her father's release online with the hashtag #FreeIlham.

Tips to Drown Out the Twitter Noise

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, this has become a big issue on Twitter -- how do you get to the real good stuff on your Twitter feed? Where are the tweets from your community? And how do you make an effort to use Twitter most effectively for you and your organization?

The Hashtag as a Symbol for #Change

Josh Stern | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Josh Stern

I myself have even created a viral hashtag campaign along with my dear friend Russell Citron. It's called #FeedtheDeed, and unlike a couple of the examples listed above, it serves to highlight how social media can be purposefully used for positive change in our society.

Is #Blessed Over?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion

When Jesus talked about blessings, he wasn't talking about new jobs and flashy cars. What does it mean, then, when social media users take to Twitt...

Teen Talk: What Do Our Teenage Girls Say About #BringBackOurGirls?

Lauren Cahn | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
Lauren Cahn

What do my teens feel about what's happened in Nigeria? Or about the fact that in some parts of the world, attempting to pursue an education could cost a girl her freedom and her life? What do the their teenage friends think? What's the buzz in the high school halls?

When Hashtags #FAIL

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 07.13.2014 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

While our Twitter culture may be mocked by some, it is undeniable in its power.

Bianca Bosker

How #Hashtags Became The Raised Fist Of Punctuation

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.10.2014 | Technology

Hashtags began as a way to search for tweets about specific topics (#socialmedia), evolved into a tool for adding nuance (#ohyeah) and are now showing...

Dear Americans, Your Hashtags Won't #BringBackOurGirls. You Might Actually Be Making Things Worse.

Jumoke Balogun | Posted 07.08.2014 | World
Jumoke Balogun

Simple question. Are you Nigerian? If not, I have news you. You can't do anything about the girls missing in Nigeria. You can't. Your insistence on urging American power, specifically American military power, to address this issue will ultimately hurt the people of Nigeria.

I'm Having Sex Right Now! #Blessed

Em & Lo | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

We thought we'd put together our own imagined list of the top 10 most inappropriately dirty ways to shared your #blessings with the world.

Is Your Social Media Failing?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Social media is moving at warp speed and most people who are charged with managing the content and distribution are not well equipped to handle the ever-changing social eco-system.

Can We Talk About Hashtags?

Sukey Forbes | Posted 05.12.2014 | Technology
Sukey Forbes

Can we talk about hashtags? I know I'm an #oldfart, and if for a nanosecond I forget that wee fact my teens remind me in a flash #geezermom. But I don't get hashtags.

Can Your Retweet #endworldhunger?

Jacqueline Herrera | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Herrera

Beyond liking a page, photo, or post, the real power of social media lies with personal thoughts and stories that will inspire followers to go further than a retweet and invest in causes through donating or volunteering.

The New Famous: Hollywood vs. Social Media

Sarah Klegman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Entertainment
Sarah Klegman

I was basically an agent, like in Entourage. Except I also produced content, I could wear jeans more often and I had a soul.