The History of Hashtags

What did we do before hashtags? seriously how did we exist before twitter? now such an inherent part of our society that life without 140 characters and hashtags seems unimaginable.

Hashtags were first introduced back in 2007 and have now made their way into popular culture. Even news programmes and radio shows have their own tags. Other social media networks such as Instagram, Vine, Google+ and Facebook have since embraced the hashtag.

Hashtags are great to run competitions/campaigns, build brands and I have also seem them used in twitter discussion chats. Apparently 55% of tweets with a hashtag are more likely to be retweeted than those that don’t. So tweet this: #infographiclove

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the history of hashtags

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