What is hashtagging?

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Often used at the end of a message, hashtagging is performed by inserting the hashtag key (#) into a post that a user is sharing with others.

The hashtag key will then activate links to popular topics capturing the most attention and circulation at the time.

Technology Term:

Hashtagging

Standard Definition Exists?

A type of label or metadata tag used on social network and microblogging services which makes it easier for users to find messages with a specific theme or content.

Accepted Acronym:

Hashtag

Year first used/coined:

1978

Attributed to:

Brian Kerninghan and Dennis Ritchie

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