Username change is nice yes. Don't use Ello even if it seems to have a nice interface also. I'm still impressed by Sublevel speed. Would be nice to have the possibility to change colors (I use it with the black theme for now) and customize a simple theme fast (at least for non developers). For new users, when you go to Search, there is a random user suggestion to follow, maybe list the new users there with also a list of "trending" or new hashtags for example ? Or filter by d
I changed the way links are parsed. The link parser is now regex based. No more dots, a bit harder for people to share them, but regex is a standard in any programming language. Links, mentions, hashtags, reftags shouldn't be wrapped with brackets or other punctuation. It's pretty logical if you think about it. They are part of the way Sublevel works, they are acknowledged as internal objects. If you mess with these objects and give them another meaning by placing them in bra
The last update brings more flexible profiles, support for Unicode hashtags, following back indicators and fixes some issues with Firefox running on Ubuntu.
TV shows keep telling me to use hashtags, watching #maestro now. Dutch celebs trying to conduct a full scale orchestra without training.
The people at MetaFilter will burn you for missusing hashtags, good thing Sublevel doesn't encourage it. #Octothorpe
Yeah I wonder if anyone really uses the search on here. That's the only use for hashtags I can think of.
When used properly, hashtags can be awesome but they are often abused, so I understand your (and other's) dislike of them.
I think the #hashtags phenom has a distancing/anonymizing effect on Twitter, people see the hashtag but not so much the author. Then attention-seekers and griefers join in and poison the channel.
Another annoying thing about Twitter: the daily reminder that people coalsce around meaningless things by way of #hashtags. But I can't tell if this is a problem with the medium or the people that use it. And all of this said, I think Twitter is an amazing and life changing app..