Hashtags

By: , On Monday, April 6th, 2015

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What Are Hashtags?

Hashtags are a way of labeling and categorizing post on social media websites. Hash tags are created by placing a hash character # (also known as a number sign or pound sign) in front of a word or phrase with no spaces #thisisahashtagexample, if you want to use multiple hashtags on a post you simply add a space between each hashtag as you would any other word like so #exampleone #exampletwo #examplethree, if you don’t add the space what you end up with is one long gibberish hashtag which defeats the purpose of using a hashtag in the first place #thisis#exactlywhat#youdont#wanttodo. 

How Are They Used?

Hashtags are used in a number of ways including categorizing post related to contests, events #gcam15 , or  places #chicago. Hashtags are also used for social media or hashtag activism examples include #kony2012, #bringbackourgirls, and #gamergate.

Where Can You Use Them?

Hashtags were first used as a topic categorization tool on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) as a way to label channels that were available across an entire network.  In 2009 Twitter became the first web-based social network to implement hashtags in their common form, linking them to search results for other posts with the same topic. Now hashtags can be used on most social media networks, including Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Facebook, and Flickr.

One Response to “Hashtags”

  1. Web Designer - Sunny Singh Says:

    Hashtags are used in a number of ways including categorizing post related to contests.It is also used for social media. Hashtags were first used as a topic categorization tool.
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