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hashtag

1. noun A word or phrase (written without spaces) preceded by the pound sign or hash mark (#) in a post on social media, meant as a way to add additional information, humor, or a searchable tag to the post. "Hashtag" is sometimes said humorously in conversation as well. She used the "unedited" hashtag, but that picture looks too good to not have a filter. A: "What a great day we've had!" B: "I know! Hashtag blessed."
2. verb To mark a post with such a hashtag. She hashtagged that picture "unedited," but it looks way too good to not have a filter.
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Using the hashtag #Attendance Hero, the School District of Philadelphia is encouraging parents to share their morning routines through social media, reported WHYY radio.
The hashtag #MeToo was used more than 200,000 times on Twitter when it first came to prominence, but soon the number of tweets jumped to 500,000, BBC reported.
When you find a hashtag you like, open the hashtag page and tap on the
Al-Quds is the eternal capital of Palestine," is the name of the hashtag that was the most trending on Wednesday in Egypt and the second most trending worldwide; a hashtag with the name "Jerusalem" trended third.
The use of the hashtag was inspired by an online chatting system called Internet Relay Chat (IRC).
Using the hashtag #aKHOandmyBELOved, celebrities and guests shared their favorite moments from the grand day in the City of Lights.
I think that the hashtag has found some very important uses: It has helped us find similar topics on the internet, especially on platforms such as Twitter or Instagram, I think that it has helped some people gain a following because it can be used to direct traffic on to pages or websites, it has been used as a marketing/advertising tool, it can accompany photos so that more people will be able to see them or like them, it has even been used as a powerful tool to unite those who are fighting for the same cause.
The hashtag has also been used on a lighter note, to track stunts or running jokes.
Arab News The hashtag is still going strong on Twitter.
In a typical response to the hashtag, the executive editor of Qatar's al-Watan newspaper, Fahed al-Emadi, said: "Our participation makes them happy, so let us paint sadness on their faces and distance ourselves from their poisoned hashtags
Unlike the launch campaign a couple of years ago of a popular restaurant in Dubai, which featured the words "bin it" if you read the hashtag incorrectly, the hashtag chosen for the event in question was actually rather good and yet, here's where the tragedy starts.
A lot of people assumed that #indeyref2 would be the hashtag to use and indeed it had been in general use on social media.
Look out for the SLA December challenge which will be running under the hashtag #SLARead80Dec.
If the hashtag is widely used rather than ignored, it becomes a site for aggregating public attention to the issue.
It's important that the hashtag is not already in use, adds Giustino.