#Infographic: The History of the Hashtag

History of the Hashtag Infographic

The hashtag symbol was rarely used in any application other than on a touch tone phone up until it was popularized through social media in the last five years. Now, people make jokes about hashtags, put them on T-shirts, and even try to name their children with hashtags. It’s become quite ridiculous, really.

This infographic by Blurgroup takes us from the humble beginnings of the hashtag when it was still called a pound sign by Chris Messina.

Written by JD Rucker

+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of both Judeo Christian Church and Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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