I remember when my Mattie was in the 9th grade and I made a comment to her about emailing and how in the world could there be anything more than that? ( I was just coming down from a fax high.)
Her to me: "Mom...the next thing is already here"
Me to her: "What in the world could that possibly be?"
Her to me: "It's called texting silly"
So now...we're all hashtagging and I can't help but believe that there is no way the symbol can be as important as the
in a url
in an email address
but it has certainly reached epic status and created a
a paradigm shift
and you know what they say about a paradigm shift...
the greatest paradigm shift is
the use of the words paradigm shift
so while all the hipsters are
all over tarnation
(my grandmother's word for entire nation)
I can't help but wonder if the best use of
will be a
on a couch
A hashtag is a word or a phrase prefixed with the symbol #. It is a form of metadata tag.
Hashtags first appeared and were used within IRC networks to label groups and topics. They are also used to mark individual messages as relevant to a particular group, and to mark individual messages as belonging to a particular topic or "channel". Hashtags' popularity grew concurrently with the rise and popularity of Twitter and may be tagged by putting "#" before important words
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