I am researching the origin of using fake HTML and BBcode as some kind of “emoticons” and various other uses on forums,namely:
< /thread > or the BBcode version [/thread].
< /sarcasm >or as it’s most commonly found /sarcasm
with special mentions to how twitter hashtags are slowly replacing Markup tags OUTSIDE of Twitter… (#swag,#flame….etc)
Widespread examples (especially twitter hashtags) are most appreciated, but what is really needed is the origin.
I’m guessing “/thread” started somewhere on 4chan but it could date earlier than that.
Notes:if an entry exists for any of these Tags,point me to it so that maybe I can help updating it, I’m typing this because I still can’t believe KYM doesn’t have an entry for this (if emoticons have an entry than this deserves one too!)
also is markup languages or anything of my above post confuse you, just post to a reply and I’ll try my to explain it in the best of my ability.