The birth of the #hashtag

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For those who are unfamiliar of the hashtag: a hashtag is a word or phrase preceded by a hash sign (#). Chris Messina, employee of Twitter, ‘invented’ the idea of grouping tweets with a hashtag. Nowadays, we see hashtags all around us and not just on Twitter anymore. Do you use hashtags?

By the way, here’s a list of most annoying hastags. From now on, don’t use them!

#blessed (are you really?)
#nofilter (good for you)
#living (so is everybody else)
#yolo (just stop it!)
#bae (that’s not a word)

The hashtag that we love the most obviously is #tbt (Throwback Thursday), but why just on Thursday? Check todayago.com every day of the week for the best Throwbacks!