Category: Hashtag

March 30, 2015 / / Hashtag

While you may have learned the symbol for pound as a child, that sign (#) today is called a hashtag.  And in the world of Social Media, it turns any word or phrase into a searchable link.  It is used so that users on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google Plus can track and join discussions on topics based on hashtagged key words or phrases.

For example, if you watched the season finale of The Walking Dead last spring (as I did)  and want to see what other fans thought about the end of Season 5 you can type #TheWalkingDeadSeason5  in the Twitter  or Facebook search box to follow the updates about the Season 5 finale, see what other fans thought – and  join the conversation. read more