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Facebook has joined the #hashtag revolution.
The social networking site said it will begin to roll out the feature on its network, making it easier for users and advertisers to find hot spots of user activity around specific events or topics.
The feature, which was made popular by Twitter to add context and shared interested to tweets, will make searching easier and more intuitive. Over the next few weeks all Facebook users will be able to include a hashtagged phrase in their posts and then watch it become clickable. The company is rolling out hashtags to roughly 20 percent of its users, with a full global launch expected in the coming weeks. When a hashtag is included in a post, clicking on it will pop out a feed that aggregates others posts that have been tagged with the same phrase.
The search bar at the top of the Facebook homepage will also allow users to look for hashtags, and hashtags on Facebook will also tie into those from other services such as instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and Twitter.
On Thursday eight members of Congress formally demanded that Google’s CEO Larry Page address a range of privacy concerns about its new wearable technology device, Google Glass.
In the letter, the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus asks Page to disclose Google’s plan to incorporate privacy protections into Glass by June 14.
“We are curious whether this new technology could infringe on the privacy of the average American,” the letter said. “Because Google Glass has not yet been released and we are uncertain of Google’s plan to incorporate privacy protections into the device, there are still a number of unanswered questions.”
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