Is Twitter Saying Goodbye to Hashtags and Replies?

Goodbye to Hashtags and @Replies

Twitter

Word on the street from Twitter this week is that hashtags and @replies are on they way out. Being described as “arcane” by the sites head of news partnerships, Vivian Schiller.  It has been suggested that they are “working on moving the scaffolding of Twitter into the background.”

To us it seems that Twitter is wanting to do a change to make it more interesting to new users. When asked to clarify what Vivian Schiller had to say, Twitter representatives had this to say:

“By bringing the content of Twitter forward and pushing the scaffolding of the language of Twitter to the background, we can increase high-quality interactions and make it more likely that new or casual users will find this service as indispensable as our existing core users do. And we took initial steps in that direction with the introduction of media forward timelines and in-line social actions in October, and we’re already starting to see early signs that those initiatives are working well.”

Though when asked directly whether hashtags and @replies will be removed the reply was that they weren’t removing them at all. But we are told to “watch this space”.

In the case of the Android Twitter app. Buzzfeed seems to have gotten their hands on some screenshots that suggests that @replies have been phased out. Who knows what Twitter is up to exactly. I guess we will just have to wait and see. Though if the evidence from screen shots from over the last month are anything to go by, we may be seeing Twitter looking much like Facebook

 

Drone Art

Amazing Light Art By Drones

 

So we’ve seen them all around the web. From delivering packages to your door via Amazon and amazing aerial surf shots of JAWS by Free Surf Movies. Well now it’s time for the drone take on the art world.

The very talented folks at production studio Fiction have created images that look like they belong in the movie TRON. With the use of their DJ Phantom Drone and some lights from Home Depot and taking long exposure shots and a little creativity on the computer they have achieved these quite remarkable images.  Keep an eye on these guys as they are set to produce even more Drone Art in the future.

For more of these photos head to the Fiction blog

 

Fiction Drone Art

 

Fiction Drone Art

 

 

Rhys Morrow

Social Media Stategist

 

 

 

 

 

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