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Why do they call the pound sign a HashTag now? - Kevin - 09-10-2014





- airdogspace2 - 09-10-2014

Hash tag is lingo for Twitter. Its still called the pound sign, but when you use it on twitter and use a pound sign plus some "tag" then it becomes a hashtag.


- Ryudeshi - 09-10-2014

That symbol is also called a Hash, although not very common in the United States. Hashtag is just a new form of it where you use the Hash/Pound symbol and add a "tag" to it, usually a word or group of words. Website and apps like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook use this to link other posts using the same Hashtag.


- Beauty Tips 101 - 09-10-2014

The pound sign is also known as a "hashmark". Twitter started a way of tagging random words by adding the hashmark in front of it and joined the two words making it a "hashtag". Now it is used on instagram aswell. Just another way of connected random people.


- Robert M - 09-10-2014

It never was pound outside the US. It's a hash, hence when used as a tag it becomes a hash tag...