Twitter Hashtag Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Twitter Hashtag Celebrates 10th Anniversary

In a post on his personal blog - Factory Joe - on October 22, 2007, Messina said that hashtags become even more useful in a time of crisis or emergency as groups can rally around a common term to facilitate tracking.

It's 10 years since the symbol was first used by a twitter follower to group a specific topic. "They're not the most attractive things ever, but they're pretty easy to use". "It was an undeniably elegant proposal", he said.

In the summer of 2007, a web marketing specialist and avid user of Twitter, Chris Messina walked into our grungy office at 164 South Park (yes, people would just walk in back then) and made a suggestion to me and a few other Twitter employees who were sitting nearby. Not long after, Twitter developers added code to hyperlink the hashtags, making them easier to follow.

And for that, we are surely #blessed.

Combined with the power and influence of Twitter, the hashtag empowers everyone to see what's happening in the world and what people are talking about. "When something happens in the world, it happens on Twitter", he claimed.

Users have stated problems with access to Facebook
Down Detector - a website dedicated to detecting online issues - said that issues affecting users have been reported worldwide. Take a look at the website monitoring service Down Detector and you'll notice that Facebook is indeed experiencing problems.

To celebrate the #'s birthday, Twitter has created a special hashtag (#Hashtag10) and released some stats about the phenomenon. "We're glad we never called you by your technically correct name, 'Octothorp'".

Today, more than 125 million hashtags are shared on average on the messaging service, according to Twitter.

#FollowFriday: Since its birth in January 2009, #FF or #followfriday has been used over half a billion times.

Football, as the most popular sport worldwide, is one of the most tweeted subjects and interestingly the most-Tweeted about global sporting event hashtag ever is...

"Five of the biggest hashtags of the past ten years actually derived from music award shows, which have been synonymous with live-tweeting", reported Billboard.

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