What is a hashtag?

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Ever wonder what a “hashtag” is? You’ve probably seen the symbol or heard the term on social media sites, television, radio, in advertisements, etc. It’s what was formally (and still is) called the “pound” sign and/or “number” symbol “#” followed by a word or group of words. According to hastags.org, the history of hashtags began around 2007 on Twitter “…as an easy way for Twitter users to categorize Tweets that share a common topic or belong to a particular group.” A user is able to search a hashtag to find similar topics of conversation, event, contest or photos all grouped under the same hashtag.

For more information including the history of a hashtag visit here: http://lorirtaylor.com/the-only-hashtag-guide-youll-ever-need/

 

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