Algorithmic Ownership

Algorithmic Ownership is a form of distributed ownership in which content is assigned to an owner based on an algorithmic association of usernames with the content in the search results.


Hashtagability is ‘the potential of the hashtag to do things’. It helps to understand the ‘happening’ of hashtags and provides the framework to study them.

#sandiegofire – the first successful hashtag

The sudden bushfires in the San Diego region of California in August 2007 helped to introduce hashtags to a wider audience.