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Where Facebook Once Ruled the Social Media Realm, Twitter is Now Information Supercenter

November 8, 2012

Sara Pokorny

Where Facebook once ruled the social-media realm, other outlets such as Twitter are now starting not only to connect friends but serve as information supercenters.

Where would be, after all, without our Twitter hashtags? Want to know what people are saying about a certain topic? Just search the hashtag. Most recently, #Sandy, #superstorm and #ivoted were the big ones.

This is all well and good, but there's another (less serious) way to use the hashtag. Want to add a bit of searchable wit or snark to your 140-character-or-less musing? Go for it, just like some of these local accounts did.

Source: (c) 2012 The Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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