The Beginner’s Guide to the Hashtag

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hashtag.

This is a pretty good reference piece from Mashable this morning. Plus, it links you to that hilarious Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake video.

Hashtags are everywhere on social media, so you need to at least have a knowledge of them, even if you don’t use them too often.

BTW — Outside of the U.S., where # is generally called “the pound sign,” or Canada where it is generally called “the number sign,” # is generally referred to as a “hash mark.” In the U.K., of course, a “pound sign” would be this: £, which indicates their currency, the pound sterling.

So, there you have it: the international roots of the hashtag. Use it in #goodhealth.

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