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Cashtag Arrives To Pollute Your Twitter Feed With Stock Info

Twitter now officially supports the cashtag, which sounds very close to Cash Cab but is actually way less fun. Going forward, you can click stock abbreviations with a $ sign in front of them to get financial information about the company.

For example, when you search $FB, you’ll see relevant tweets about Facebook stock doing poorly. Twitter isn’t the place you should go for monetary advice. Ever. And people frequently get these acronyms wrong ($APL instead of the correct $APPL, for example). But if you’re a finance nut, this could be useful if not kind of interesting. For everyone else, it doesn’t really matter. Who cares about hashtags anyway? [TheNextWeb]

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