Definition of hashtag in English:

hashtag

Syllabification: hash·tag
Pronunciation: /ˈhaSHtag
 
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noun

  • 1(On social media sites such as Twitter) a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign (#) and used to identify messages on a specific topic: spammers often broadcast tweets with popular hashtags even if the tweet has nothing to do with them
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    • Hash tags have become indices of popularity.
    • However, hashtag use was significantly higher among spammers.
    • Tony Hirst with the UK's Open University has a great tutorial on how to create a (tag or) word cloud based on a hashtag feed from Twitter.
  • 1.1The hash or pound sign (#): Hunt mistook an @ for a hashtag while tweeting derogatory thoughts about him
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    • These chats are all identified by a hashtag (#) that allows you to easily find and track a key word or topic that other educators are tweeting about.
    • The hash tag, or pound sign, before a word allows multiple users that aren't normally connected to instantly follow a specific term they are interested in.
    • In order to make posts easier for users to search for, tweets can include a hashtag, or pound symbol.

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