#barcamp – the first hashtag ever used

#barcamp is the first hashtag ever used. It was posted by Chris Messina in a Tweet which read: ‘how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]? on 23 Aug 2007. To be precise, this was the first time a word or phrase preceded by a # sign was used in a way that we today describe as a hashtag. The term ‘hashtag’ only came to the existence 3 days later. It was first used by Stowe Boyd on 26 August 2007 in his blog post “Hash Tags = Twitter Groupings”.

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I’ve been reading recently #8

  • Zakonnice odchodzą po cichu by Marta Abramowicz
  • Młyny Boże by Jacek Leociak
  • Koronkowa Robota, Sprawa Gorgonowej by Cezary Łazarewicz
  • Król by Szczepan Twardoch
  • Morfina by Szczepan Twardoch
  • How to Write a lot by Paul Silvia
  • Death’s End by Cixin Liu
  • The 480 by Eugene Burdick
  • Moonwalking with Einstain by Joshua Foer
  • The Power by Naomi Alderman
  • Flights by Olga Tokarczuk
  • The Time Regulation Institute by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar


I’ve been reading recently #7

  • Nightfall by Isaac Asimov
  • The Lights Remain by Alison Moore in Short Fiction vol 8
  • Nightswimming by Alex Preston in Short Fiction vol 8
  • The Castle by Robert Boucheron in Short Fiction vol 8
  • Critical State by Osama Ammar in Short Fiction vol 8
  • Il Torre Di Veriata by William Telford in Short Fiction vol 8
  • Bismillah Your Old Self by Adnan Mahmutovic in Short Fiction vol 8
  • Afterlife by Theodora Ziolkowski in Short Fiction vol 8
  • from The Hurt Country by Harriet Moore in Short Fiction vol 8
  • The Glover by Graham Mort in Short Fiction vol 8
  • Adieu, Mon Doux Rivage by Catherine McNamara in Short Fiction vol 8
  • Identity Politics by Andrew Neilson in Short Fiction vol 8
  • The American Way of Housekeeping by Mariko Nagai in Short Fiction vol 8
  • Recalculating by Deborah Eisenberg in Short Fiction vol 8

I’ve been reading recently #3

  • A Meditation upon a Broomstick by Jonathan Swift
  • A Description of a City Shower by Jonathan Swift
  • A Short View of the State of Ireland by Jonathan Swift
  • A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
  • An Examination of Certain Abuses, Corruptions, and Enormities, in the City of Dublin by Jonathan Swift
  • Does this Meme Prove Donald Trump is a White Supremacist? by Scott Wark
  • The Surveyors by Mary Jo Salter in Ambit Magazine, Issue 226, Autumn 2016
  • The Lights Remain by Alison  Moore in Short Fiction, Issue 8
  • Waterboarding Mrs Elephant by Fridrik Solnes Jonsson in Short Fiction, Issue 10
  • Cousins by Sean Gilbert in Short Fiction, Issue 10
  • Blue Limitless Emptiness by Lania Knight in Short Fiction, Issue 10