#HashtagDay: Here’s a look at Australia’s most Tweeted hashtags
Whether it’s shining a light on global events, connecting people everywhere to like-minded communities or establishing a direct path to the content one is most passionate about, it all happens on Twitter thanks to the power of the global cultural phenomenon that has shaped the way we communicate: the hashtag.
Born on Twitter in 2007, the hashtag celebrates its 14th anniversary on August 23rd, otherwise known as #HashtagDay. In the first half of this year, a whopping 12.6B Tweets globally included at least one hashtag, proving that people on Twitter are continuing to use the hashtag in creative ways.
On this day, Chris Messina (@chrismessina) Tweeted #barcamp, the first time a hashtag was ever used on Twitter. Over the years, it has evolved from a user-created way to categorise or ‘tag’ Tweets, to become part of our everyday speech, changing the nature of communication online and becoming one of the most influential symbols of the digital age.
To celebrate its impact in shaping important conversations and creating communities that unite millions of people across the globe, Twitter is launching a new #HashtagDay emoji that will be live for the day and available in multiple languages, allowing users across the globe to join the conversations by Tweeting with hashtags #HashtagDay.