The History of #Hashtags

by • November 6, 2013 • Experts TalkComments Off on The History of #Hashtags4721

Once upon a time, a hashtag was just a “pound” sign, or a “number” sign. Nowadays this “sign” has become one of the most used symbol online, ever since social media, starting with twitter, made of it a way to make text searchable!

And it went fast, it took less than 6 years from the first time it appeared on twitter, to the day where the largest social networking platform (i.e. Facebook) decided it should too use the # symbol.

Here’s an infographic from Offerpop that breaks down the long (in internet years at least) history of the four little lines.

History of #Hashtags

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