Trends in Twitter Hashtag Applications: Design Features for Value-Added Dimensions to Future Library Catalogues

@article{Chang2012TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in Twitter Hashtag Applications: Design Features for Value-Added Dimensions to Future Library Catalogues},
  author={Hsia-Ching Chang and Hemalata Iyer},
  journal={Library Trends},
  year={2012},
  volume={61},
  pages={248 - 258}
}
The Twitter hashtag is a unique tagging format linking Tweets to user-defined concepts. The aim of the paper is to describe various applications of Twitter hashtags and to determine the functional characteristics of each application. Twitter hashtags can assist in archiving twitter content, provide different visual representations of tweets, and permit grouping by categories and facets. This study seeks to examine the trends in Twitter hashtag features and how these may be applied as… 

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