I must be getting old... question for the younger crowd.

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  1. Vitticeps

    Vitticeps Member

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    I keep seeing people on facebook posting one word posts with a # in front of them. At first I thought it was some sort of programmer's geek speak but I see some people using it who can barely work a mouse and keyboard so I ruled that out.

    For example:

    #dowork
    #boomstick
    #hungover
    #headache

    What the heck is with the #? And what is "boomstick"?
     
  2. techguru

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    The # makes it show up in searches, although I see it more on twitter than facebook. Can't help you on boomstick although I am sure either google or the urban dictionary will have something to say.
     
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    If you are a fan of the movie Army of Darkness with Bruce Campbell. A Bookstick would be his gun. The # thing, I dont know
     
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    I don't play games on Facebook but wondered what a boomstick was, so I did a simple Google search and found this: BoomsticK - the official webgame site so apparently they are games available for Facebook users.
     
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    hahaha "boomstick" - good memories :) That's from "Army of Darkness" - GREAT Bruce Campbell flick (inspired by "Evil Dead 1 & 2" - more or less a sequel to those...all three movies kind of run together though, so it always confused me).

    As for the # ... maybe that...no...maybe its...no.... ya know, i really don't know what those "special" children are thinking :unsure:
     
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    Not just a "gun" - shot gun wasn't it? sawed off? :)
     
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    If your on twitter and you have selective tweets enabled on FB every tweet you end with # will automatically post it to your FB profile to. As far as # coming first its for search as techguru has said.
     
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    Ok, I get the search thing... sorta. Why would you want #headache or #hungover to be searchable? And who searches for such things on facebook anyway?
     
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    semi-related

    i've seen lots of references in forum threads to "10char" - what is that??
     
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    Try typing a post with less than 10 characters and see ;)

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    ok, got it.
     
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    10char is just a filler people use bc the minimum amount of text allowed for us to post is 10 characters
     
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    And this is to keep users from flooding the forum.

    (posting alot of threads quickly) :icon_ banana:
     
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    The #whatever is a hashtag. It's just a way to add a category to whatever message you're posting.

    So someone could post a status message or tweet that says "dallas cowboys suck #nfl" and if someone searches for NFL it'll catch the hash tag and add it to the results.