What’s with the Twitter #Hashtags?

I can be on FB straight 24 hours but not on Twitter. I just don’t get it and enjoy it. Unless someone mentions my Twitter name @mitchteryosa, or when I join online contests that require Twitter tasks, that’s the only time I log in to Twitter.

I also get disturbed seeing so many #hashtags at someone’s tweets. This is why I do not frequent Twitter much. But just to stop bothering myself why #hashtags are always seen on tweets, I did my homework. So what’s with the Twitter #hashtags?

Definition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.
Hashtags: Helping you find interesting Tweets

People use the hashtag symbol # before relevant keywords in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets to show more easily in Twitter Search
Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets in that category
Hashtags can occur anywhere in the Tweet
Hashtagged words that become very popular are often Trending Topics

To learn more about Twitter #hashtags, click here.

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