Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sign of the Apocalypse

As reported on the BBC News website, UK furniture store Habitat (not to be confused with Habitat for Humanity) used Iran hashtags to drive Twitter users to its products. According to the site, keywords such as “Iran” and “Mousavi” were added to Habitat’s Twitter messages so people searching for those subjects would see the firm’s advertisements. (Thanks to @Ayfray for retweeting this story.)

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