You know the @ and DM were invented by Twitter users and not Twitter Corp. right? So why can’t they evolve into some more elemental tags?
Why doesn’t Twitter create some new tagging characters?
Here are my submissions for #hashtagplus the New Twitter language.
$ sponsored tweet
& friendsof tweet
– this tweet sucks
+ i agree with this tweet
! this tweet is really serious
* this tweet is miscellaneous
= this tweet supports equal rights
? a random wtf tweet?
% tweeting on behalf of (90% of guy kawasaki’s tweets would have these)
I’m sure you can come up with more. And I’m sure Twitter could implement some of this pretty quickly. Let’s do this!