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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.
Whether she’s trademarking her lyrics or inspiring a custom iOS keyboard, Taylor Swift has a knack for being on the cusp of tech trends.
Her latest coup is becoming the first celebrity to get a custom Twitter hashflag, introduced in advance of her heavily-trailed Bad Blood music video.
Add #BadBloodMusicVideo to a tweet and you’ll automatically get a custom emoji of a Bandaid with a bullet hole through it.
World Premiere OPENING the @OfficialBBMAs at 8/7ct on the on @ABCNetwork!
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 17, 2015
Sadly, the little graphic only appears to show up in the official Twitter app right now and not in third-party options, or, oddly the Web interface. Still, enjoy the novelty Swifties.
➤ Bang! Check out Taylor Swift’s customized ‘Bad Blood’ emoji [USA Today]
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