The basic purpose of a hashtag, of course, is to find a list of all posts about a certain topic, but why not take it out of the Web services that already integrate it, and apply the humble hashtag in other areas where it can help making things easy to find? Here’s how you can use hashtags in novel ways to make your digital searchers easier.
From the first days of public Internet, it’s been a long and winding road for chat. From Web chats that were nothing but forums, to ICQ and IRC, to MSN Messenger and Google Talk, and finally – the chat most of us use today – Facebook chat. To me, chat’s evolution is a bit sad, really. As old as ICQ and IRC look today, they were both chat protocols and programs I really enjoyed using.
Have you ever heard about the paradox of choice? Here’s the gist of it: the more choices you have, the harder it becomes to make a satisfying decision. This is slowly becoming a reality in the world of voice communication because the number of available programs is rising – which one is the best? Which one should you use?
Have you already noticed the latest features of Facebook chat on iOS and Facebook Messenger on Android? Prior to the release of Facebook Home, Facebook’s chat app received an update which included Chat Heads and stickers. Chat Heads are floating avatars of Facebook friends you’re chatting with. Chat Heads appear on top of Facebook pages (iOS) and other applications (Android only), meaning you don’t have to move back and forth.