Categories: Twitter Strategies

What is a Hashtag? And where did it come from? (Infographic)

How did the hashtag come to be such a powerful tool? It’s used to bridge TV and social media (see the Fallon/Timberlake example below), used by advertisers (e.g. Super Bowl Ads), used for online conversations (See Twitter Chats) and used as a backchannel for discussions at conferences. See the infographic below to learn how the hashtag came to be and how it’s used today!

Source: Wrike Collaboration Software

What other uses do you see for hashtags?

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Tom Treanor :Tom Treanor is the contributor at the Right Mix Marketing blog. He’s the author of the Search Engine Boot Camp, the co-author of Online Business Productivity, and regularly speaks at industry and corporate events. His writing has been featured on the Content Marketing Institute, Social Media Examiner, Copyblogger and other leading industry blogs.