There's a global phenomenon in town, and it seems like it's here to stay. Yes, I'm talking about the hashtag. It existed under the alias "Octothorpe" long before Twitter was born, and it has recently risen to prominence as an easy way to insert yourself into any online conversation.

What is the hashtag? Where did it come from? How do you use it? Find out why you keep seeing that little symbol in your feeds with our latest social media #infographic:

Origin of the #Hashtag in Social Media (Infographic)

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