#Abusing #The #Hashtag…

So, before I start bashing hashtag abusers, let’s have a mini history lesson on the infamous symbol that has become a part of almost every social media post…

Let’s get it right, Twitter didn’t invent the hashtag (#), but it most definitely popularized it with the masses. In August 2007, designer Chris Messina asked his followers on how they felt about using the pound sign to group discussions or conversations, resulting in him becoming the first person to use the hashtag on Twitter…

From then, Twitter has never looked back and eventually Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest adopted it.

So I am going to focus on the most common hashtag abuser, generally known as the ‘Hashtag Stuffer’. This is someone who cannot just post a simple photo of, let’s say July 4th fireworks. They bombard their post with nonsense such as #fireworks, #boom, #4thJuly, #July4th, #RedWhiteBlue, #Red, #White, #Blue #Freedom #IndependenceDay #FreeFromTheBrits #1776B******. There are even those types of

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