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warzabidul
    Good morning world. In an era of SEO why are hash tags visible when they should be hidden in the metadata?
    clydesmith
      @warza Aren't they for people?
      warzabidul
        @clydesmith In theory yes but I feel it would be more effective to hide them. It would benefit app developers in the long run.
        clydesmith
          @warza App developers need to be focusing on benefiting users. Then less apps would suck.
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          clydesmith
            @warza Especially since hashtags have been taken up by humans as an expressive form that goes beyond simple tagging.
            warzabidul
              @clydesmith The more people use hashtags the less you see actual conversations going on between individuals. Friendships have been devalued to please the mass. Expectations by the users have changed. Now you're sneezing in a crowded room.
              clydesmith
                @warza I don't think we can lay all that on the doorstep of hashtags.