Happy Birthday, Hashtags!
It’s hard to believe, but just ten years ago we commonly referred to the hashtag symbol as the pound sign and generally used it to indicate we were done entering information on the phone or at the gas pump (“Enter your account number, followed by the pound sign.”). Today, it’s ubiquitously known as the hashtag, and it’s used all over social media as well as in popular culture to indicate where you are and what you’re talking about. Where did this language-altering idea come from and how did it become so essential to the way we interact? Let’s take a quick look at the last ten years and pinpoint some #highlights.
In just ten years, hashtags have changed the way we search for information and interact on social media. They’ve allowed groups to come together to reach a common goal. They’ve kept us laughing and influenced the way we do business. What’s next for this quintessential symbol? We’re excited to see what the #NextTenYears will bring!