History of Hashtag
Hashtag is a label pound sign symbol # that is used to find specific information about a theme or content on social media. In the year 2007, the word hashtag was discovered by Chris Messina, a social technology expert who is credited to come up with the first hashtag symbol on the social media called Twitter. Hashtag is mostly used on social media sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.
Messina came up with the hashtag # symbol to gather group discussions about a topic online and this technology conference gathering activity spans worldwide. The. hash tag symbol is followed by one or more keywords that will properly lead individuals to conversations and discussions about a specific topic or theme.
According to Twitter, in 2011 over 10 percent of all Tweets now contain one or more hashtags. With an average of 140 million Tweets and half a million new accounts created every day, it is easy to see why users need some way of sorting through all these messages.