You see hashtags when you use Twitter and Instagram. In fact, you can even see hashtags on Facebook and other social media. Hashtag usage has been so common that even in some articles you will see hashtagged words incorporated into the paragraphs. From ordinary people to businessmen and celebrities, people are tossing hashtag to communicate and cater their say on the World Wide Web.
What is a hashtag for?
Basically, the hashtag originally popularized by Twitter to create a collection of data. This is in order for its users to easily follow and contribute to a certain conversation.
The hashtag is that sharp note you see in musical terms. It is the exact look-alike of the pound sign. It looks just like this: #
The hashtag in social media contributes to promoting a certain topic, brand, or person. Once the hashtag topic gets picked up by people, it becomes a group of information. Then that information is utilized to identify how well the topic is being received. That means the more users use a hashtag to a word or group of words crammed into one to create a subject, the more you can assume that the subject is trending online.
How to use a hashtag?
To use a hashtag, you do not need any coding knowledge or be an expert on tech stuff. All you have to do is type a pound sign from your keyboard and put any word or subject next to it. There has to be no space between words if you are using multiple words.
If you are new to the hashtag trend, you are probably thinking that you can just put the pound sign anywhere and however you want to. Unfortunately, if that is the case, you are doing it wrong. So to help you out, here is an infographic to teach the proper hashtag usage.