Twitter may kill hashtags, at-replies



Microblogging website Twitter is planning to get rid of the hashtags and the @replies, reported BuzzFeed.

The BuzzFeed claims that its report is based on the comments of Vivian Schiller, head of news at Twitter, who during her talk at the Newspaper Association of America’s mediaXchange conference in Denver, dropped hints in this direction.

The report says that “Schiller called at-replies and hashtags arcane” and hinted that “Twitter might soon move them into the background of the service.”

Responding to Schiller’s comments, Twitter said that she was echoing what CEO Dick Costolo had said in a recent earning’s calls. It is to be noted that Costolo had not mentioned @ and # symbols.

He had said, “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.”

Meanwhile Schiller has rejected the claims saying that Twitter has no plan to rid of the symbols.

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Posted on March 23, 2014, in Apps, Tech. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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