Tag Archives: hashtags

HashMash: My invention of a new hashtag search tool

Andy Mabbett has invented a new tool for searching for related hashtags. Simon Painter has developed it. Continue reading

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Proposal: generate KML from postcodes in Twitter messages

It would be cool if someone with the necessary skills and bandwidth could provide a service which takes a Twitter search (say, for a hashtag), extracts from it valid UK postcodes, and returns a corresponding KML file, which can then be passed to other services, like Google Maps. Continue reading

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Triple tags on Twitter

0000-0001-5882-6823Triple tags (known as Machine Tags on Flickr) are a way of tagging web content with tags having three parts: a namespace, a predicate and a value. This means that we can differentiate between content about a Beagle dog (tagged … Continue reading

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Suggested method of publishing microformats in Twitter posts

0000-0001-5882-6823Twitter posts like this one: We’re still deep in the Sundarbans, near Tambulbunia, meeting experts on dolphins and tigers. l:Tambulbunia, Bangladesh=22.27722,89.71905 have a place- name and corresponding coordinates (indicated by the prefix “l:”). This has allowed them to be plotted on a map. It should … Continue reading

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