If you have been on Twitter, you may have seen a "hashtag." To put it simply, a hash tag is simply a way for people to search for tweets that have a common topic and to begin a conversation. For example, if you search on #LOST (or #Lost or #lost, because it's not case-sensitive), you'll get a list of tweets related to the TV show. What you won't get are tweets that say "I lost my wallet yesterday" because "lost" isn't preceded by the hash tag.
Hashtags believed to have originated on Twitter but, interestingly enough, it is not a Twitter function. Some believe it began when the broken plane luckily landed in the Hudson River in early 2009, some Twitter user wrote a post and added #flight1549 to it. I have no idea who this person was, but somebody else would have read it and when he posted something about the incident, added #flight1549 to HIS tweet. For something like this, where tweets would have been flying fast and furiously, it wouldn't have taken long for this hash tag to go viral and suddenly thousands of people posting about it would have added it to their tweets as well. Then, if you wanted info on the situation, you could do a search on "#flight1549" and see everything that people had written about it.
Take this ashtag for example: #worstjobeverhad. This Hash tag would compel many others to share the worst jobs they've ever had, thus contributing to a fun conversation. It can be used for specific searches or individual twitters that begin them for their followers.
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A ridiculous replacement for the "pound sign".
Let's not even set an example for this annoying fad #hashtag #stupid
A hashtag is a stupid thing people put in front of random words for no reason. It is just the pound sign you can find it on social networks like Facebook or Twitter. It is just another 21st century made up thing.
A hashtag is,
The battlecry to hipsters.
Larry: "My outfit for the dance is amazing, hash tag swag."
Rob: " Shut up hipster.
Recent baby name
Hi my name is Hashtag I'm a potential serial killer.
A "hash tag" is slang for the "pound" symbol, A.K.A. "#," A.K.A. a very very small tic tac toe board found on a keyboard and your phone. Used on twitter more than anywhere else now.
Tweets are frequently preceded by a hash tag. Grandpa calls a hash tag a pound sign. Young douches who use twitter call a pound sign a hash tag.
Hashtag-Noun. Spawned from the ever powerful Twitter Machine, this symbol (#) has become a new way to add a thought, or some up the thought of, a sentence, giving it more clarity, and often, more wit. Most commonly found in tweets, FB status, and comments (in that order)
"Just eat an entire sleeve of oreos cookies in 8 mins #highlife
"Wegmans didnt have MY kind of Organic Milk, so i had to by that silk shit instead #whitegirlproblems
"Going car shopping today because my last car caught on FIRE #nbd