๐Ÿ“‘ Twitter and the way of the hashtag

Bookmarked Friday essay: Twitter and the way of the hashtag

The hashtag remains most comfortable in Twitter, and it was Twitter that turned it into a highly significant, multi-functional feature. The hashtag has made its way off the internet, appearing regularly on television, in advertising, on products and on protest signs around the world.

In is an edited extract from Twitter: A Biography, Jean Burgess and Nancy K. Baym discuss the hashtag from Chris Messina’s initial idea to the seed of many movements. Along withย Ian Guestโ€™s history of the hashtag, Clive Thompsonโ€™s exploration and Kevin Hodgson’s reflections, this piece helps provide an appreciation for the humble # and the way in which it connects so much together.

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