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Hashtags: Stories with minimal words

“Please enter your six lettered story… followed by the hash key”

Any new trend that springs up online, generates hoards of new fans…or repels many others! I was in the latter half with the rise of the pound key on social stories. Better known as “Hashtags”.
So why all this jazz with the #?
Turns out Chris Messina first proposed that Twitter users use a hashtag to create “groups” back in 2007. Here is his famous, first-ever tweet using a hashtag:

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Rashmi Praveen
Asst Professor
School of Media and Communication
MAHE Dubai

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