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Facebook embraces hashtags

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 13 Jun 2013 23:56 User comments (3)

Facebook embraces hashtags Facebook has decided to take advantage of the all powerful hashtag to drive larger discussions across the social network.
Every Twitter user knows the importance of hashtags. They link together tweets under one topic, getting a large "conversation" going. You see topics presented with hashtags on all kinds of TV shows during broadcasts, in an effort to get people talking about the content.

Facebook has decided that it needs to embrace the hashtag.

"Starting today, hashtags will be clickable on Facebook. Similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook allow you to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion," Greg Lindley wrote on the Facebook blog.

"When you click on a hashtag in Facebook, you'll see a feed of what other people and Pages are saying about that event or topic."

#SoundsFamiliar

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3 user comments

114.6.2013 2:39

Every Twitter user knows the important of hashtags. They link together tweets under one topic, getting a large "conversation" going.

Corrected:
Every Twitter user knows the importance of hashtags. They link together tweets under one topic, getting a large "conversation" going.


Interesting article, btw. Not that I Facebook, Tweet, or even Instagram. But it's good to know.

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The Syntax Socialist


@Dela
No problem

@1nsan3
Lol. If you post that, I will have no choice but to sign up and and like, follow, and whatever it is you call it with instagram. ;-)

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 17 Jun 2013 @ 3:11

214.6.2013 12:05

Originally posted by DDR4life:
Every Twitter user knows the important of hashtags. They link together tweets under one topic, getting a large "conversation" going.

Corrected:
Every Twitter user knows the importance of hashtags. They link together tweets under one topic, getting a large "conversation" going.


Interesting article, btw. Not that I Facebook, Tweet, or even Instagram. But it's good to know.

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The Syntax Socialist

Thanks!

315.6.2013 16:45

yea im pretty sick of seeing those pathetic hashtags lol.
now freakbook wants them.

..

be right back have to update my status to
"Taking a huge dump, will instagram it soon"!

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