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Tuesday
Jan192010

#hashtags #QLF? Charlie Foxtrot

Hashtags are cool… until they become so difficult that they ruin the text itself beyond immediate understanding.

It’s beginning to look a bit like the old Q codes, a system almost impossible to understand unless you knew all the emerging and de facto rules.

Which unfortunately isn’t possible in any open-ended system like Twitter.

No, please leave the 140 characters for human-readable text. Don’t ruin the legibility with weird syntax. Humans are not gadgets or machines.

Otherwise, we might as well just start base 64 encoding binary data.

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