What is a Hashtag Anyway?

Hashtags!  You see them everywhere.  You see them in your newsfeeds, in the bottom corners of your TV screen and as it turns out, you are going to start seeing that symbol (#) on Facebook too. 

Last week Facebook introduced the hashtag into its newsfeed. When a hashtag is included in a Facebook post, clicking on it will open a feed that shows other posts that have been tagged with the same key word or phrase. 

With the constant changes in social media, it is not surprising to find yourself asking: “What is a hashtag anyway?”

Well, it’s really simple! A hashtag is basically a search tool that is represented by the number or pound symbol (#).  It’s used to tag a key word or trending topic that is current online or conversations happening right now in your news feed. A hashtag gives the user the ability to reach a broader audience to include in the conversation.  Read more »

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