History of #Hashtags

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Nowadays they are all over to make you searching and tagging easier. #Hashtags.

Hashtags are

A hashtag is a word or a phrase prefixed with the symbol #

“It is a form of metadata tag. Short messages on microblogging and social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram may be tagged by putting “#” before important words, either as they appear in a sentence  or appended to it.” is what Wikipedia says.

Twitter says in it’s Definition of Hashtags: 

The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.

Facebook is using Hashtags since a while and there is an interesting article titled “Everything you Need to Know About #Hashtags on Facebook

Search by Hashtag

There is a #cool #tool for searching Hashtags. Have a look to HASHTAGS.org to search f.e. for #iPhone

History of Hashtags - Hashtag.org

See an Infographic

History of #Hashtags

My Thank you for this Infograpphic goes to Offerpop

Tell me…

Do you use Hashtags? If so, which one?

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15 comments

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  2. […] Nowadays they are all over to make you searching and tagging easier. #Hashtags. Learn a bit of the History of Hashtags and see where they are useful…  […]

  3. #granniegram shared here http://www.scoop.it/t/free-hugz-sharing-of-inspiration-and-miracles/p/4010826046/2013/11/11/history-of-hashtags
    When I started to learn about social media all of my accounts were scattered across the universeS, with the #granniegram hashtag I was able to link them….without changing anything. Thanks for reminding myself and others how wonderful you are by sharing this information.

  4. […] Nowadays they are all over to make you searching and tagging easier. #Hashtags. Learn a bit of the History of Hashtags and see where they are useful…  […]

  5. […] History of #Hashtags. […]

  6. I think it is funny how many folks think that twitter invented the hashtag. Old folks know better.

    1. Predating the Internet, but how would you know!

  7. THANK YOU 🙂 … Appreciate You 🙂 Well Done. #FulfillingTheNeed #FulfillingPurpose works for me in Tweeter, Facebook and in general, … still looking for HOW to use it more in (e)GODSENT247

  8. truly informative #hashtag. Didn’t know the little symbol could #revolutionise the #socialmedia

  9. Great visual answering alot of questions I’ve had forever about hashtags. This provides a perfect display of the history in and easy to understand format. I’ve learned a bunch from this post, so I also wanted to thank you for sharing it. I’ll be sharing this with my networks.

  10. Reblogged this on Milieunet.

  11. […] Nowadays they are all over to make you searching and tagging easier. #Hashtags. Learn a bit of the History of Hashtags and see where they are useful…  […]

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