Happy Birthday to the Hashtag

Happy Birthday to the Hashtag

It was a decade ago today that the hashtag was born. According to The Telegraph, credited with the invention of the # is former Google and Uber designer Chris Messina. Twitter had already been around for a year. Messina was the 1,186th user of Twitter when he “posted a message asking fellow users what they thought about using the hashtag to collate people and messages”, states the story.