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facebook to Introduce Hashtags

June 13, 2013 // Posted in Computer Tips (Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ) |  No Comments

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facebook are to  introduce hashtags, so what are hashtags?

 

 

 

 

 

A hashtag is a word or a phrase prefixed with the symbol #  It is a sort of meta tag.  You can #tag words in short message systems such as Twitter,  identi.ca, Tumblr, Instagram, Flickr, Google+ and now Facebook like:

#facebook is a #social #network that anyone can post comments.

Hashtags provide a means of grouping such messages, since you can search for the hashtag and get a list of messages that contain it.

Some sites offer the option of collecting all hashtags from a range of different messaging services and grouping them all together, making it easier to see who is talking about a particular subject.

Hashtags can also be used to identify ‘trending’ topics.

Here’s a little more about hashtags beginnings:

The first high-profile application of the hashtag was by San Diego, California resident Nate Ritter,who included #sandiegofire in his frequent posts on the October 2007 California wildfires hitting San Diego County. Internationally, the hashtag became a practice of writing style for Twitter posts during the 2009–2010 Iranian election protests, as both English and Persian-language hashtags became useful for Twitter users inside and outside of Iran.

Beginning July 1, 2009, Twitter began to hyperlink all hashtags in tweets to Twitter search results for the hashtagged word (and for the standard spelling of commonly misspelled words). In 2010, Twitter introduced “Trending Topics” on the Twitter front page, displaying hashtags that are rapidly becoming popular.

 

 

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