From Ragan.com, infographic: the history of hashtags.
Hashtags are everywhere.
They’re on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. They’re even on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”
But hashtags weren’t always so ubiquitous.
An infographic from Offerpop takes a look at the history of hashtags, and how they can benefit brands today.
A brief history
Hashtags were first proposed for Twitter in August 2007, but Twitter didn’t officially embrace them until July 2009.