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.

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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.

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#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.

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