3 thoughts on “Why does Twitter use the # hashtag?

  1. According to the official Twitter website…….

    Using hashtags to categorize Tweets by keyword:

    People use the hashtag symbol # before a relevant keyword or phrase (no spaces) in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets and help them show more easily in Twitter Search.
    Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets marked with that keyword.
    Hashtags can occur anywhere in the Tweet – at the beginning, middle, or end.
    Hashtagged words that become very popular are often Trending Topics.

    1. Actually YES…that is a perfect way to think of it. It’s also a great way to be sure your posts can be found.

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