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Twitter releases World Cup hashtags with flag emoticons

Want to join the endless stream of conversation about the World Cup on social media? Search for #USA on Twitter and see what comes up.

It’s a lot of this:

Twitter just released country code hashtags that feature flag emoticons. You can call them hashflags.

You can read more about following the World Cup on Twitter here. Facebook is also joining the fun, with a special World Cup section called “Trending World Cup.”

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Margaret Ely is a digital editor for Lifestyle. Previously, she was an intern for the Post’s Metro section.
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