What’s a Hashtag?
A hashtag is a pound sign (#), but it’s also used to categorize messages, keywords, and topics. A hashtag provides a means of grouping; since one can search for the hashtag and get the set of messages that it connotes.
These hashtags allow you to assign a topic or a trend to your post that others – who are talking about the same problem – can quickly find and respond. You can easily have access to activities and updates from people and organizations that you are interested in. Most social networking sites are in real-time so you can make sure that everything is up-to-date.
The hashtag phenomenon has been critical especially considering how these tags can be used to organize content and debates between larger groups of people. Moreover; it allows people to hold an open conversational session about a particular topic. Hashtags are distinguished for their click-to-go feature in the sense that they redirect you to a new page that displays all the tags related to that specific topic with a click.