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Recent Examples of hashtag from the Web
April Reign, who created the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite and just launched #Akuarel, a new site to help Hollywood find underrepresented talent, also spoke.
The show's integration of social media feels seamless and spot on, from the proliferating hashtags and Instagram likes on the set's digital backdrop to characters' perma focus on their smartphones.
This is the list all of the teams in MLB and their hashtags for the 2018 season.
Facebook has lost nearly $50 billion in market cap and hashtags like #QuitFacebook and #DeleteFacebook have gained traction online since the outrage has unfolded.
And then there’s Purdue’s Matt Haarms’ hair, which got its own hashtag. 11.
Just look at the NBA twitter feed that happily promotes its #NBAKicks hashtag to showcase the best sneakers every night.
Find her on Twitter and Instagram as @suestrachan504, with the hashtag #nolasocialscene.
With an origin story that can be traced back to 1908, a time before hashtags and a little thing called the vote, International Women’s Day on March 8 is nothing new.
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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).
HASHTAG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hashtag for English Language Learners
: a word or phrase that starts with the symbol # and that briefly indicates what a message (such as a tweet) is about
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