The History and Influence of the #Hashtag #infographic

The History and Influence of the #Hashtag #infographic - http://www.visualistan.com Avatar Posted by SaadAhmadkhan under Online Marketing
From http://www.visualistan.com 2312 days ago
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Like any good story, let’s start at the beginning. The pound sign was first created as an abbreviation for the Latin phrase libra pondo, or “pound weight.” The symbol’s first use as a “hashtag” wasn’t until 1988 as a way to categorize content on the IRC (Internet Relay Chat). But it wasn’t introduced to social media until 2007...





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Written by lyceum
2310 days ago

I have fond IRC memories. You used the hashtag before the channel name / room you visited. It is funny how the folks at Twitter adopted the use of #. It came from a Twitter user, using the hashtag.



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