You’ve probably seen them starting to show up on Facebook, Instagram and, bizarrely, in day-to-day conversation, but it’s safe to say that Twitter is where the hashtag phenomenon began. The shorthand, usually one word, sometimes more, sometimes just a few jumbled letters was a great shorthand for searching for tweets about a particular topic, but now with so many people around the world getting really, REALLY good at #hashtagging, there are literally MILLIONS of potential hashtags to get lost in and confused by, and Twitter have begun the arduous task of helping you out.
While not everyone will have seen the new tweaks just yet, and there’s a chance it may not make the full roll out and merely become part of the search engine, but there have been some additions made to the main page as hashtags are highlighted at the top of the page, and then their definitions spelled out alongside. So the likes of #GOT (Game Of Thrones), #RT (Russia Today), #ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) and more have received the handy break-down of meaning for those not in the know.
Let us know in on Facebook or Twitter if you come across any new ones – #theEntBuzz!