- The Hashtag, # (better known in The Hughes household as 'pound') is now something of great relevance. Prior to being a twitter user # meant the symbol for numbers....not any more. Now this seemingly useless and archaic icon represents thought patterns, behavioral patterns, irony, and categorization. For example, if the thought crosses my mind, "what should we eat for lunch?" it is quickly followed by #paleo #chipotle
The # sign can also represent the tone or feeling of a tweet. Example: Saw my high school arch-nemesis tonight at my HS Reunion #ZombiesAreCoolerThanYou
- The @ Symbol - now entire articles (especially ones referencing Twitter) use people's twitter handle instead of or along with their full name.