i'd like to define it also as:
a food, made of shredded potato fried in a pan.. usually made into a triangle shape.
Commonly eaten with the tradiditonal english breakfast.
"mmm.. that hash brown is looking lovely.. nice and triangular, fried to perfection"
As opposed to "Hashtags", whose name is derived from the use of the "#" ("number", "pound", "hash") symbol preceding a short phrase, "Hashbrowns" mash full sentences of words together by removing only the grammatical spacing, much like one would do to a potato to make the delicious breakfast side-dish by the same name.
A clever "Hashbrown"-er with an eye for irony will verbosely restate well known hashtags in highly specific terms, similar to the "Joseph Ducreux / Archaic Rap" meme. For more information on memes, visit KnowYourMeme.com
Use a "hashbrown" instead of a "hashtag" when:
- The text of your hashtag becomes more than 4 words long
- You are tired of hashtags littering your feeds and want to mock your bandwagon hashtagging friends
First usage observed after the appearance and incorporation of hashtag links into facebook.com
First observed appearance. Jan 8th, 2014 by facebook user k*****e.
"#dowant" (translates approximately to...) "Hashbrowns: totallystealingyouridea,didyoumakethatupbecauseit'sbrilliantandiplanonusingitallthetime"