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Copying Twitter Hashtags Gives Facebook Yet Another Way to Sell Ads

Say what you will about Facebook, but the social network is not too proud to copy. Facebook is reportedly considering co-opting the hashtags that …

Tagboard: Harnessing the Power of the Hashtag

When I first started to use Twitter about three years ago, I saw it more as a social tool, a place where I could let people know what I was up to and …

U.S. Politics

How to Use Hashtags in Your Social Media Marketing

Shares 7K<p>Do you use hashtags in your social media marketing?<p>What if someone else is using the same hashtag about a totally different topic?<p>Even …

Southwest Airlines

The 100 Most Popular Hashtags on Instagram

Hashtags were created by Twitter as a means of organizing content and now are found on many social media channels like Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram and others. Using hashtags on Instagram and elsewhere helps users tag content of a particular subject with the # symbol to organize and …

10 Hashtags Social Media Marketers Should Track

When launching a social media campaign, you should be guided by the right information so you can constantly offer useful content and products to your …

Hashtag Tracking: Why It Matters

Improving your status on Twitter will require you to monitor your activities and progress. Hashtag tracking is one of the important methods that you …

The Red Carpet: Inside China's Film Industry

THE buildings on the studio lot of China Film Group, a vast government-owned company, are grey, windowless and identical. The air, even 20km outside Beijing, is heavy with pollution. Inside, Jiang Wen is filming his newest movie, "Gone with the Bullets", about a dance competition in 1920s Shanghai. …

China

De Blasio's Daughter Chiara Talks About Depression and Drug Abuse in a New Video

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>"Every kid who grows up in New York grows up pretty fast," New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's …

Edward Snowden broadcasts Channel 4's alternative Christmas Day message

NSA whistleblower records message from Russia, filmed by Laura Poitras, warning of the dangers of a loss of privacy<p>Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who prompted a worldwide debate when he leaked a cache of top secret documents about US and UK spying, has recorded a Christmas Day television message …

Congress Is On Pace To Be The Least Productive Ever

We're only at halftime for the 113th Congress, but if current trends hold, it's well on track to being the least productive lawmaking effort in the nation's history.<p>During this Congress' first yearlong session, just 58 bills became law — and many that did were about naming post offices or …

Amid surge of applicants, Obamacare deadline extended -- again

WASHINGTON<p>--<p>Obama<p>administration officials said that even after Tuesday’s extended deadline, they will try to arrange coverage starting Jan. 1 for people who have had trouble getting through the government’s sometimes-balky enrollment website.<p>"Our highest priority is making sure that everyone who …

Health Care

Coal in their stockings

Coal-fired power plants are shutting their doors at a record pace — and for the most part, nobody’s building new ones.<p>The latest round in the war on coal? Not exactly. The reality is that Americans’ lights will stay on just fine even as coal plants continue to close, thanks to a quiet revolution in …

10 who got their '15' in 2013

Flash in the pan, one-hit wonder, 15 minutes of fame: Whatever you want to label them, 2013 saw a number of anonymous strangers plucked from obscurity and skyrocketed to viral and talk-show-fodder fame — for a news cycle, at least.<p>Here are POLITICO’s top 10 fleeting political celebrities of the …

Appeals Court Refuses To Halt Utah Marriages For Same-Sex Couples

A Christmas Eve order from the 10th Circuit. Update: State officials say they will ask the Supreme Court to step in.<p>The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the state of Utah's request to stop same-sex couples' marriages during the appeal of the judge's ruling that started those marriages on Friday.<p>…

Eliot Spitzer Announces That His Marriage Is Over

The couple said in a joint statement obtained by the Post: "We regret that our marital relationship has come to an end and we have agreed not to make any other public statement on this subject."<p>The Post reported earlier this week that Spitzer is dating New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's …

Bill de Blasio

Eliot Spitzer and Wife Split After 26 Years of Marriage

Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York, has ended his 26 year marriage to Silda Wall Spitzer, who famously stood by his side in a 2008 press …