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Recent Examples of hashtag from the Web
In the run-up to last night’s Super Bowl, the hashtag #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay trended on Twitter.
The hashtag #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay was trending throughout Sunday, with fans acknowledging the singer's numerous achievements.
Earlier this morning, the hashtag #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay began trending on Twitter.
With the Eagles playing in the Super Bowl, the hashtag #FreeMeekMill has become a rallying cry for the city of Philadelphia.
Portnow was asked about the #GrammysSoMale hashtag, which overtook the Internet after viewers noticed the lack of women honored at this year’s ceremony.
For those opting to submit via Twitter, videos should be uploaded in a personal tweet inclusive of the hashtag #FlyPhilOrchFly.
The song also spurred the worldwide trending hashtag #HollandDebutDay on Twitter.
In the last few weeks, the hashtag #TidePodChallenge has started bubbling up on video-sharing sites, social media, and other vlogging platforms.
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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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