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Hashtags (Metadata)

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Topical headingHashtags (Metadata)
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Found inWork cat: 2017031639: Zappavigna, Michele. Searchable talk : hashtags and social media metadiscourse, 2018: CIP data view summary (Metadata such as the hashtag is an important dimension of social media communication ... This book considers how hashtags have expanded their reach from an information-locating resource to an interpersonal resource for coordinating social relationships and expressing solidarity, affinity, and affiliation) galley (Hashtags are an interesting object of study since they can be approached both from the perspective of their affordances as metadata, and from the perspective of their function as meaning-making resources. In this way they operate as a "semiotic technology" since they both provide users with a technical means for annotating their posts, and a resource for making a range of meanings. Hashtags both render communication more readily searchable and visible within the social stream, at the same time as making it more open to social processes of "ambient affiliation" whereby users share and contest social bonds)
Webster's third new international dictionary, unabridged, 2017, viewed online December 13, 2017: hashtag (a word or phrase preceded by the symbol # that classifies or categorizes the accompanying text (such as a tweet))
OED, viewed online December 13, 2017: hashtag ((on social media websites and applications) a word or phrase preceded by a hash and used to identify messages relating to a specific topic; (also) the hash symbol itself, when used in this way)