Hashtags can be annoying. When someone sends a post over social media with one actual word followed by a spewing of words that #justcantbereadbecauseitstoolongwithoutspaces, it makes you want to unfollow them immediately.
However, hashtags actually have their place on social media, and when used correctly, they can make for a rewarding experience for everyone. They also have quite the history on the Internet. It extends well beyond Twitter, where many of us first experienced them. Check out this infographic, and you’ll leave with a new respect for the #hashtag.
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