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What is a hashtag?

What is a hashtag? You’ve probably noticed a rise in #hashtags over the last few years, but do you understand what they are and how to use them?

“The first use of hashtags was in 2007 and created by online users to discuss specific events and relevant issues and was posted on Twitter. Now we use them to follow current events, industry trends, niche conversations, research and to grow influence. If used both properly and thoughtfully, hashtags can elevate you and your brand.”  This article from Business 2 Community defines hashtags and explains how to effectively use them on LinkedIn.