FYI: Realtime search and hashtags should now be fully rolled out. If the hashtag in this post isn't linkified, hit refresh. #plusnews
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- I really don't know about the 250 post limit...
OTOH I think I know how to do what you want with search
You just want to get those posts you've done which contain a certain string, yes? (say "#technology" or whatever tag you've chosen (personally I'd use &Technology).
So you seach for
+Thomas Kang technology (this is the search: https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/thomas%20kang%20technology/posts?hl=en)
Which shows up every post (or comment) you've made with Technology in (if you used the &AmperTag &Technology you could narrow it down further to just those with a tag in it)...
Hmm, having thought about it, I'm not sure this is exactly what you want. The search syntax is pretty good though and you should be able to get what you want - AND SAVE the search (quite important that) with a little playing around - I just don't see the need of personal tags is all.Oct 19, 2011
- I knew when I wrote it that "passwords" was a loaded word. I don't mean secret passwords. Just the opposite. It's not about exclusion; it's about opting in. It's about identifying a topic and inviting people to the discussion. (What John Moyle said.) This use of tags (hash or otherwise) are public flags that authors use to announce "This post is about topic X." and readers use to find posts related to topic X.
Tags = signs= signposts = indicators = "a word given according to prior arrangement as a means of identification".
By the way, the tag can also be used to communicate content that the reader might want to opt out of. For example, if I reshare something silly, I usually tag it with "#humor" -- so my friends know it's something they don't need to pay attention to. That's the same use as "#FYI". In both cases the tag refers to the category of content, not the specific content of they message. It is not very pertinent to a keyword search...unless I have a perverse desire to read a lot of strangers' FYI messages.Oct 19, 2011
- I just tried that search and another "Thomas Kang photography" vs. simply "tkkphotography." The former turned up about five of my posts, and the remaining posts were all from the people I'm following. By contrast, the latter personalized tag turned up a couple dozen of my photography posts while separating out posts by others.
The ampersand seems like more or less the same idea, but if others also use that in their tags, I'm worried that those would turn up in search (if I wanted them to turn up, I would simply follow the hashtag). I want the ability to just search my own posts, or just those by my followers or those I follow, or the public stream, or any combination of the above. The setting that's most lacking with respect to these search capabilities is the first: the ability to search only one's own posts.
Having said that, I see the need to create personal tags as a workaround to the above to be an annoyance I can do without. This should be basic to the platform capabilities of g+. Users should not have to create special tags to be able to access their own data.
It also doesn't seem like a huge technical challenge to enable users to toggle whether to follow/ignore people's particular tags rather than the people themselves. This, as I said earlier, would dramatically raise the value of the platform by helping people reduce noise in their default stream. In a way, it's almost like Quora in that people can follow topics rather than users, but much better because rather than following a single question this enables users to follow all posts on that topic (and only that topic) by anyone the user chooses to follow.
I'm harping on the 250-post limit again only because I only recently found out, but through all the real-time conversations that take place at g+ a lot of interesting ideas are being stored, and people add their own ideas to all the interesting ideas being stored. It should be obvious to anyone how much more value those ideas have when they can be accessed easily many years later.Oct 20, 2011
- Any way that the search results of a hashtag could be fixed to use the exact hashtag? For example... When I use #likeaboss it will give me results for anything that has "likeaboss" or "like a boss" or other things with "boss" in them. I'd like to only show things with the actual tag "#likeaboss" instead of the search results as they are. Thanks.Oct 26, 2011
- hashtags: done. but what about #slashtags ?Oct 26, 2011
- Like #KirkSlashSpock?Oct 26, 2011
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