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#EvolutionOfHashtag

EvolutionOfHashtag

Over the past couple of weeks, we've been revamping an old, and frankly sad, dresser we got for the office. You may ask, "Why did you buy a dresser for an office? It's an office!" Well, we simply must have one. Our front area of the office really likes having a dresser, so we try our best to appease it. 

Anyway, so there I was, sanding away on the top of the dresser and a little thought slipped into my mind. I wondered, when did the Pound (#) sign become known as a hashtag?

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Why to Say Goodbye to IE8

ie8

I've been ranting a bit about Internet Explorer 8 a bit lately.  I know that the overwhelming majority of people reading this don't use it, but you may very well know someone who does.  (According to w3schools.com, 4.8% of browsing is still done with IE8.)  So, be a good friend, relative or neighbor, and help them say goodbye to IE8.  Trust me; it's for their own good.  Here are just a few reasons why.

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4 Reasons to Give Google Plus Another Try

Google +

In July of 2011 I wrote a post pitting Google Plus vs Facebook.  There was plenty of hype surrounding the new contender, and large swaths of people signed up only to quickly fizzle away.  The general consensus was, "Yeah, it's nice, but there's no one here."  A lot has changed in the past two years, and I think it is time to revisit a few things.  In fact, I have four reasons that you might want to give Google Plus another try.

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