Posts Tagged ‘hashtags’

Why we should Never Underestimate the Power of a Hashtag

The hashtag was birthed by Twitter user Chris Messina on the 23rd of August 2007 to instantiate SMS or IM clients without the need for a website. He found inspiration from the likes of Jaiku channels and Flickr tags and proceeded to deliver a much sought-after group-messaging implementation. The result? One of the most influential revolutions presented to social media of all time.