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hashtag

A symbol that provides a common topic identifier in text and chat messages so they can be searched as a group. Commonly used in tweets, the hashtag is a number sign (#) that is used as a prefix followed by text. Hashtags can be created and used to identify anything, including people, businesses, organizations, sports teams, political parties, hobbies, events, philosophies, moods, rants and raves. For example, the hashtag for the United States Marines is #marines. The athletically inclined might search for #triathlon or #ironman. See tag, Twitter and bashtagging.


Everyday Vocabulary
In this example at the Philadelphia airport, "hashtag worthy" means the trip is worth talking about.
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The hashtag feature is not available yet for desktop or mobile Android users, which suggests Twitter is still experimenting and may not necessarily roll it out for all users.
If a user sees a hashtag on television or on the internet, he can enter the phrase in the search box at hashatit.
Partnering with iHeartMedia and the citywide Read by 4th Campaign, the school system hopes the hashtag and additional radio spots will help reduce truancy during an especially tough time of year.
On Facebook alone, the hashtag had been used by more than 4.
selected users will begin to see the best posts from that hashtag.
Con Hashtag no nos encontraremos la historia de una bruja de rojos cabellos que maldice a un pueblo en la Patagonia chilena, ni al bullying que sufre un nino por tener una sombra de color amarilla o la vision de un nino por lo peculiar que es su abuela o un club de jovenes investigando crimenes.
The use of the hashtag was inspired by an online chatting system called Internet Relay Chat (IRC).
A hashtag has been trending in the tiny Gulf state instructing its citizens "not to participate in any suspicious hashtags".
Arab News The hashtag is still going strong on Twitter.
The hashtag has also been used on a lighter note, to track stunts or running jokes.
Since the first trademark application for a hashtag was made in 2010, there have been over 5,000 applications, 2,200 of them in 2016 alone.