#ootd #blessed #foodporn #followback #tbt #ff #instagood #photooftheday
Just some of the overly familiar hashtags that crop up regularly. The hashtag has moulded the way we speak online so much that even Facebook finally caved and introduced them in 2013.
So let's take a minute to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the hashtag, and how it's shaped our online engagement. Political movements have been triggered by hashtags (#blacklivesmatter), charity campaigns have reached global recognition (#icebucketchallenge) and let's not forget how un-savvy social media users have created national days of celebration (#EdBallsDay).
On top of all this it helps us track our marketing/comms efforts on a global scale! I can't think of any other symbol I'd rather use.
#Happy #10 #years #hashtag
Unlike many of the internet’s most foundational moments, the birth of the hashtag was caught on record, when developer Chris Messina, then a product designer at Google, tweeted out the idea to stick a pound sign (#, or “hash” in Brit-speak) in front of a word on August 23, 2007: