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Recent Examples of hashtag from the Web
Barcelona confirmed the hack around midnight after the hackers sent out two more tweets, one requesting fans to help make a hashtag about the hack trend, and another tweet that appeared to identify the hackers as a group named OutMine.
Use the twitter hashtag: #cincyheart to alert us of a potential athlete to profile or offer suggestions by email to email@example.com.
Vacchi brags about his riches and amazing life to his 11 million followers on Instagram with the hashtag #Enjoy.
As the nyah-nyah Twitter hashtag has it, #berniewouldawon, and no argument or amount of data can sway his swarm of bees from their belief.
In an outpouring of support on social media using the hashtag #PrayforDeshone, relatives and friends of the victim identified him as Washington County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Deshone Holloway.
Cowboys fans eventually took to using the hashtag #Sinor4Heisman.
The #LoveTitos hashtag is now part of a larger initiative that encourages people to spread love within their communities.
For many black folk who use AirBnb, the two incidents hit close to home; just scroll through the #AirBnbWhileBlack hashtag for evidence.
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Did You Know?
Social media has made the hashtag a ubiquitous part of Internet culture, starting with Twitter and expanding to other sites. Originally designed for categorizing posts, the hashtag can now be a tool for a supplementary coy or witty comment (e.g., #awkward). The word tag can mean "a word or phrase used for description or identification." Hash is short for hash mark, a term for what we more commonly call a pound sign (and, less commonly, an octothorp). The hash in hash mark is probably an alteration of hatch, a term for the crisscrossing of lines (as when adding shading to a drawing).
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