[Ads-l] Do Hashtags count for WOTY?

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 9 19:37:34 UTC 2015


On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 2:22 PM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
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> https://blog.twitter.com/2015/this-yearontwitter

"Most Notable Hashtag" was added as a new category for WOTY 2014, and
the winner of that category, #BlackLivesMatter, went on to win the
main prize as well.

http://www.americandialect.org/2014-word-of-the-year-is-blacklivesmatter
http://www.vocabulary.com/articles/wordroutes/in-a-first-the-word-of-the-year-is-a-hashtag-blacklivesmatter/

Whether we continue with a hashtag category for 2015 (or consider,
say, an emoji category) will be up to everyone who shows up for the
nominating session on Jan. 7.

--bgz

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