#HappyBirthday #Hashtag – #Hashtag10

Did you know that the first time that a hashtag was used was indeed 10 years ago?

The hashtag was a suggestion of a former Google designer Chris Messina and started to be used on Twitter.

A hashtag is a metadata tag, used on social media, in order to categorize messages and content, to make it easy for other to find similar messages and content related to the specific topic.

Hashtag usage and power are unquestionable.

During the day of today, several media sources are dedicating their attention to the subject. Here is a list of some interesting articles, summarizing the most important #hashtags used per country.

MediaWeek AU: http://www.mediaweek.com.au/twitter-hashtag-10-years/

BBC UK: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/41010284/twitter-hashtags-are-10-years-old—here-are-some-of-the-most-popular

Blog Twitter Spain: https://blog.twitter.com/official/es_es/topics/events/2017/decimo-cumpleanos-hashtag.html

HAZ Germany: http://www.haz.de/Nachrichten/Medien/Netzwelt/Herzlichen-Glueckwunsch-Hashtag

DW DE: http://www.dw.com/en/happybirthday-the-hashtag-turns-10/a-40192091

Financial Times US: https://www.ft.com/content/930b3e7c-e070-11e5-8d9b-e88a2a889797

Huffington Post AU: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/08/22/the_a_23156563/

Myself, I was reluctant, like a lot of people, I felt it was dumb to use it.

Professionally, I understood how it could work.

Nowadays, I feel it´s indeed a powerful tool, but people need to know how to use.

From Twitter, to Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, or Google+, the right usage of hashtags can get you into getting audience.

If you contextualize it good, if the content is relevant, and if you dont overspam, time has shown that you can reach the people and the goals you planned or thought off.

#HappyBirthday #Hashtag – #Hashtag10

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