By Leslie DiNanno
- A word or phrase that is preceded by a hash or pound sign (#). Originated by Twitter, it is used to categorize messages on social media platforms. On Twitter for example, the hashtag turns the word or phrase that follows it into a searchable link thereby allowing a person to track discussions based on the keywords.
The power of the hashtag has exploded throughout the years. But exactly how powerful is the hashtag in influencing our world today? Here are a few of most popular hashtags this month.
#Scotland Decides was one of the biggest trending topics because Scotland was deciding on whether to be an independent country or not. If it passed, the world map would have changed.
#Love is always trending as it impacts people’s lives in so many different ways.
#iOS8 was released last week bringing with it many changes to the iPhone.
This is Twitter poking fun at current events with a name game – Naming President Obama’s ISIS Operation.
#NYFW: New York Fashion Week
Forget about Fall – fashion forwards in NY were focusing on the Spring ’15.
Has been trending above normal since the start of the season and this is no surprise.
It’s a simple tactic and makes sense for simple search-a-bility. But you never know when your hashtag may be the next be big trend.