Chris Messina, The first person who organized tweets using the pound sign on August 23, 2007, and proposed that Twitter users to use a hashtag (#) to create “groups”.

Here is his most famous, first-ever tweet using a hashtag(#):


You can see a word containing a waffle-like symbol with it, this symbol is popularly known as Hashtag(#).  It helps to identify a keyword or topic of interest and facilitate a search for it.

All those who ever used a hashtag which you used will come under a category and all the pictures/people/post will be shown in a single click consisting the same Hashtag.

Who hates waffle, just like that who hates Hashtags?

Probably NO one! Providing a highlight about the topic you are having the interest is a cool idea.

 It highlights everything from political movements to breaking news stories, but the frequency of their use is often tied to popular culture. The story is quite interesting that from an invention to a habit of using hostage, the way was quite long which hashtag has traveled.   The hashtag is indexed by the social network and becomes searchable/discoverable by other users.

It won’t be wrong if we say that almost every post contains a hashtag on Twitter, because yes it is true! Even we digital Proficio, provide hastage to make you find us easily.

Other Names of the sign(#)

  • The pound sign
  • The number sign
  • The hashtag
  • The octothorpe

Most Twitted Hashtag tradition

Ever think about the most twitted hashtag ever? Yes there is a one hashtag which is mostly used by people across the World.

 It’s #FF means #FridayFeeling. But, let’s be honest, what people really want out of Twitter in the end is followers. And #FF really shows just that. Follow Friday is the most popular tradition.

Follow Friday is the most popular tradition around 539 million mentions.