Wednesday October 28, 2020

Ten years of Twitter hashtags? #Blessed

Wednesday marks the tenth anniversary of the little internet hyperlink that has helped connect and create movements big and small

20th August, 2017
Sinéad McSweeney of Twitter Ireland: the hashtag is ‘one of the most widely used and recognisable symbols of our time’ Picture: Shane O’Neill

This Wednesday will mark the tenth anniversary of the Twitter hashtag, and it is one trend that Ireland has taken fully on board.

On social media, the hashtag turns any word or group of words that directly follow it into a searchable link. It was introduced on Twitter in 2007, but now is also widely used across other platforms.

Sinéad McSweeney, vice-president of public policy and communication for Twitter EMEA and managing director of Twitter Ireland,...

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