Thursday, August 18, 2016

UGA Tweets Get Flagged

From the August 3, 2016, Chicago Tribune "Top Of The Second."

Some college football fans are going to have to get more creative with their hashtags for the next several weeks.  Thanks to the Olympics, #UGA no longer means University of Georgia (or its bulldog mascot , Uga X) and #PUR no longer means Purdue.

Yep, #UGA is what you'll use to talk about Uganda and #PUR stands for Puerto Rico during the Olympics.

Also #ECU (East Carolina University) means Ecuador.  Husker fans will have to type out "Go Big Red" because of Great Britain.

Twitter used flag emoji during the 2014 World Cup, but only East Carolina fans felt hash-jacked then.

The Olympics end August 21st and college football kicks off August 26th.


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