Retirewithcarla - 3:57 pm on Jul 2, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: engine at 4:34 pm (utc) on Jul 2, 2012]
The # symbol, called a hashtag in Twitter, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. A hashtag is a way to bring together Tweets on the same subject. It is simply a way for people to search for tweets that have a common topic.
1) People use the hashtag symbol # before relevant keywords in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets to show more easily in Twitter Search.
2) Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets in that category.
3) Hashtags can occur anywhere in the Tweet.
4) Conversational or commentary
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[edited by: engine at 4:34 pm (utc) on Jul 2, 2012]