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  1. France Could Fine Twitter $1,300 Per Day If It Doesn’t Name Noms

    As if replacing the word "hashtag" with their own French word "mot-dièse" wasn't enough, France could soon begin charging Twitter fines of $1,300 per day if they don't comply with a new court ruling. The ruling by a civil court in Paris says that Twitter must release the names of users who tweeted anti-Semitic remarks and images using the hashtag mot-dièse #UnBonJuif. That translates to "a good Jew," and the Union of French Jewish Students wants to prosecute, but Twitter refuses to turn over the names.

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  2. Kickstarter Makes it Easier to Shut Up and Give Your Money by Adding Hashtags

    We love finding interesting Kickstarter campaigns to get behind, but without constantly checking the site it's pretty easy to miss something. To make finding projects to fund easier, Kickstarter has added hashtags, or mot-dièse in French. The popular crowdfunding site already used categories, but they insist hashtags are different. They seem awfully similar, but anything that helps ups find cool new gadgets to throw money at more easily is something we can get behind. #Awesome

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  3. Sharp Words: French Government Creates Official French Word for “Hashtag”

    I took four years of French in high school, but barely squeaked by with a D average. I remember maybe twenty words in French, but now -- thanks to the French government -- I know one more: mot-dièse. It's the newest word in the French language, and it was created to replace the common Twitter term "hashtag." Sadly, like almost every other word in the French language, I'm just going to forget it after the test.

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