hashtag was our Word of the Day on 06/23/2014. Hear the podcast!
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Recent Examples of hashtag from the Web
To receive the template letters, people should reach out to the campaign through social media using the hashtag #thealumnichallenge, Aronberg said.
Then, share your moment of unity through stories and photos using the hashtag #mealforhumanity.
Many of the petition’s supporters echoed the myriad social-media posts using the hashtag #notagame to express shock that such a game was created in the first place, let alone initially permitted on Steam.
Late last month, an Arabic Twitter hashtag went viral in Qatar.
The brand, which specializes in high-end organic, handmade soaps, has been promoting online conversation about the issue around the hashtag #spycops, and has also published audio programs on the issue through its Soapbox podcast channel.
But on Instagram itself, the hashtag #plants has nearly 18 million posts, #plantstrong has 1.7 million posts, and #plantsofinstagram has roughly 1.4 million.
The incidents have given rise to the hashtag #livingwhileblack and often end with a black person being interrogated by police or being carted off in handcuffs.
Tom Cruise ratcheted up the excitement yesterday by posting the following image to his Instagram account, with the hashtag #Day1 to indicate the first day of filming the new movie, called Top Gun: Maverick.
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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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