Friday, June 14, 2013

Facebook joins the #hashtag bandwagon

Facebook joins the #hashtag bandwagon:
Declaring war against Twitter, Facebook has now introduced hashtags, the symbol most identified with and popularised by its main rival.
Facebook users can now affix the hashtag symbol (#) to words in status updates on their timelines. Similar hashtags will then be grouped together and by clicking or searching for a particular hashtag, all posts with related topics will come up. The “trends” function on Twitter works in a similar manner.
With Facebook’s hashtags, similar posts from your friends will be displayed first on the list if a certain hashtag is searched, followed by those that are most recent and shared publicly.
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