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Why You Can't Say Hashtag in France

French Twitter users are saying "au revoir" to the word "hashtag" in an effort to protect the French language from anglicisms. Instead, hashtag will be replaced with "mot-dièse," meaning "sharp word" in English. The change comes from the French government agency called the Commission Générale de Terminologie et de Néologie, which is responsible for promoting the French language. The group's main goal is to keep French relevant in the age of the Internet, where most widespread terms have their origins in English. It's a legal requirement for all government correspondence and legislation to use "mot-dièse," but French Twitter users won't be punished if they use "hashtag" in its place.

Really France?

Tweetbot for Mac Review

Tweetbot for Mac isn’t the app for people who casually check on Twitter every couple of days: it is priced at $19.99, a clear signal as to the kind of audience Tapbots want to capture. On the other hand, it’s also understandable why Tapbots may want to save precious Twitter tokens for users who really value the feature set of Tweetbot.

25 ways to boost your design career with social media

Social media is not just for abusing celebrities and finding your ex-partners. It can get you work too. We reveal 20 ways to use Twitter, Facebook and other networks to send your career soaring.

Tapbots ship Tweetbot for Mac and introduce Netbot for

After several months in public and private betas, Tweetbot for Mac, the OS X version of the popular iOS Twitter client, has finally been submitted to the App Store and will be available soon. Disappointed users—over the recent news that Twitter has internally canned Twitter for Mac—will be excited to see a new Twitter client available to fill in the gap left by Twitter’s buggy app. Especially on Retina displays.

Bootstrap separates from Twitter

Bootstrap was unveiled in August 2011, promising a toolkit that, according to designer Mark Otto, featured “a small footprint and a compelling visual design, which developers and designers can appreciate”. February 2012 saw the toolkit hit 2.0, which the team treated as a completely new framework, to “overhaul our documentation, rewrite nearly every component, and add some new features based on community feedback".

Where did the Tweetbot for Mac Alpha go?

As some of you may have already noticed the download link for the Tweetbot for Mac alpha no longer works. Twitter’s latest API Changes means now we have a large but finite limit on the number of user tokens we can get for Tweetbot for Mac. We’ve been working with Twitter over the last few days to try to work around this limit for the duration of the beta but have been unable to come up with a solution that was acceptable to them. Because of this we’ve decided its best for us to pull the alpha.