Or Groundhog Day, if that’s your thing.
It has come to our attention that many people take part in a tradition called Groundhog Day. And after some intrepid Google researching we did happen upon some information about this "Groundhog Dog" phenomena, and we were surprised how similar it is to a tradition we happen to celebrate every February 2nd here at RBG called Droid Day.
Droid Day traces its roots all the way back to 2007, when a Google Marketing Communications Team member named Irina Blok came up with the design for the logo for Google's new operating system.
This morning we discovered through a trending Twitter hashtag that today is Bacon Day. We wanted to do something to honor this newly discovered holiday, and since we came across this glorious tradition because of a hashtag we thought it would be fitting to talk a bit about how hashtags work, and using them properly. Running across hashtags has become inevitable when browsing the internet. Originating on Twitter, hashtags have become part of the way we communicate online. So how do they work? Here's a quick guide to get you started in the wonderful world of hashtags.
Hashtags allow social media users to tag their posts with keywords. This helps the social site, like Twitter or Facebook, to better organize topics and make searches easier. To create your own hashtag simply add the pound sign (#) to any group of words or a single word. This will turn the text to a searchable link. A hashtag is helpful if you are interested in organizing content or following certain discussion topics.
As easy as it looks, there are some rules to follow when creating hashtags:
• Numbers can be used in hashtags
• Uppercase letters will not change your search results- #rgb will produce the same results as #RGB
• Never use spaces. If your hashtag contains multiple words they should be grouped together
• Punctuation is not supported. No commas, exclamation and question marks, apostrophes, periods, etc.
• If you want to directly communicate with someone (Twitter and Facebook) you would use @ before a person's Twitter handle