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YouTube Adds Colored Tags in Comments

Check out this screen shot taken from my action figure review video a few minutes ago (clicking will take you to the original video page):

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Do you see small orange blocks in the comments area?

I simply entered   #OMG     #LOL     #FAIL   into the comment submission field.

After posting the comment with these hashtags, each one of them showed up as a separate orange block of text. Clicking any one of these orange tags will take you to a global, aggregated thread for the designated tag. They appear to be working throughout YouTube now.

If you want to try it for yourself, you’ll need to place a hash symbol directly before the known acronyms in CAPS; the feature doesn’t seem to apply with lowercase characters. Apparently,  #FTW  works, too.

Kinda neat, eh? I have no idea if they’re going to be expanding this to support every popular keyword, but ATM, it seems to be for these popular acronyms. I don’t know WTF they were thinking, but I (for one) appreciate the feature!

If you discover any other orange’d tag there, let me know!

Do You Remember Your First Tweetup?

I not only remember my first Tweetup, I remember them all! Each one I attend or host gives me an opportunity to meet new people, reconnect with old friends, and make some all-important business contacts. There is always a lot of fun to be had, a lot of networking to do, and more laughter involved than should be allowed by law. However, some people are not as fortunate as I am.

Take my Community Manager Kat, for example. The poor woman has never attended a Tweetup before. Can you believe that? I decided that this simply wasn’t acceptable. She’ll be in Seattle for a week in February, to attend her second Microsoft MVP Summit. So, I decided to throw together a little Tweetup in her honor that Friday, February 19th! If you’re in the Seattle area, we’d love for you to join us.

Have you ever attended a Tweetup – or perhaps a Facemeet? What memories and connections do you still carry with you? What advice might you have for our Kat, as she embarks on her first-ever Twitter meetup? Let’s rally together as a community, and show her the time of her life.

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