Hashtag


Definitions

Hash (noun): The # symbol on a keyboard or telephone.
Tag (noun): a label or identifying mark.
Hashtag (noun): a word or phrase starting with #, used to group relevant topics on the web.
Ex: #imwearingsocks

A brief history of hashtags

  • Originated in Internet chatrooms as a way to label conversation topics. #nerds
  • Introduced to microblogging site Twitter in 2007. #billionairenerds
  • Now used everywhere by everyone, including your mother. #weareallnerds
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