Origin of Hashtag in Social Media
A hashtag is now used by millions on social media especially on twitter the micro-blogging social media platform. It is indeed very interesting to know the history of the origin of hashtag in social media.
Origin of Hashtag
Though it is all around the internet many are still do not know what it is. It is a word or phrase proceeded by a pound sign. # or a sharp note in musical notation. A tic tac toe board.Do you know the origin of the hashtag? If not check out this infographic by @wrike via @pvariel #hashtag #wrike #pvariel Click To Tweet
A hashtag is used in social media to draw the attention, to organize and to promote or to discuss a specific issue or any other relevant subjects or events. When this is arranged in a categorical way by online users on social media it is very easy to reach and discuss or participate in the event or conversation from wherever they are.
Life and growth of #hashtag
The interesting part is that many are still curious about the origin of the first hashtag and its growth.
The social media expert Chris Messina is the one who first comes up with a hashtag on twitter. He first posted the hashtag #barcamp in August 2007. The whole tweet appeared like this: ?how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]??The origin of hashtag and its growth is emphasized in this infographic by @wrike via @pvariel #pvariel #wrike #infographic Click To Tweet
But the fact is that it existed under the alias “Octothorpe” long before Twitter was born, and it has recently risen to prominence as an easy way to insert yourself into any online conversation.
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