Hottest import of 2015? The hashtag. Back in 2013, the French Ministry of Culture banned the use of the English word “hashtag” in French media and culture. The Académie Française, the French government’s institution charged with preserving the French language and classic culture, instead commissioned the word “mot-dièse” to represent the # symbol. Words like […]

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By Ann Singer, Staff Writer @annmsinger Language is always evolving, accommodating for changes in culture and behavior. Ridiculous at first, new words seem to pop up every week, creeping their way into our daily vernacular. Yet it isn’t until a word is officially entered into a dictionary that the word is deemed acceptable for formal […]

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By Brandon Lewis, Staff Writer @Brandon_S_Lewis Twitter’s been on a roll as of late. Last week, “the SMS of the Internet” went public and witnessed its shares rise 73 percent above the offering price on its first day in the stock market. It was a pretty amazing accomplishment, considering Facebook flopped during its public debut […]

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By Devon Delfino, Staff Writer @devondelfino According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Facebook plans on adding hashtags, the use of the pound symbol followed by a word or words, to its site. It’s hard to believe that the hashtag, in its Twitter use, is less than six years old. It was originally […]

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