Why # is Called Hashtag

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Why # is Called Hashtag

Ten years ago the # on a Twitter address could have been called the pound symbol, the number sign or tic-tac-toe frame. The reasons it isn’t are explained by the developers of the hashtag in this story by Wired. …

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 …