Facebook Follows Twitter By Adding Clickable Hashtags

Clicking on a hashtagged word brings up a box with other posts using the same term.

Clicking on a hashtagged word brings up a box with other posts using the same term.

Facebook is adding support for hashtags to help its members keep track of popular topics being discussed on the social network.

BBC:

Adding the “#” sign to a word will turn it into a clickable link which brings up a feed of what other people are saying about the same topic.

Using hashtags to identify a theme was popularised on the internet by Twitter.

Facebook said it offers a “larger view of what’s happening”. Experts said it might also aid ad sales.

Other services that support hashtags include Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+, Sina Weibo, LinkedIn and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.

Read the whole story at the BBC

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