If you’re a product of the 80s or below, you are probably well aware of what a pound sign is. If you’re born in the early 90s or later, you may have no idea what that even means. How crazy is that? So strange.
Anyways, that’s not what this post is about. This post is about Facebook and how they’re rolling out the use of hashtags this week. Instagram, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest all already incorporate hashtags into their systems, and Facebook is finally hopping on board.
When I first heard a rumor that this was going to happen, I was skeptical. Facebook should be Facebook, and Twitter should be Twitter, and Instagram should be Instagram (even though Instagram is owned by Facebook)… yada, yada, yada. I didn’t like how they all started merging similarities. After all, an audience on Facebook can be vastly different than an audience on Twitter, so why are these platforms growing closer and closer together?
Now that I think of it on a deeper level, though, I appreciate that Facebook is coming on board with hashtagging, because as hashtags become more of a staple in an everyday social media vernacular, it only makes sense for them be used across all social media platforms. Continue reading “WTF is a “Pound Sign?” Facebook rolls out hashtags”