Now when those obnoxious people on your friends list use 30+ hashtags for every post they make, they'll actually be using legit hashtags.
In a statement from Facebook's newsroom on June 12, product manager Greg Lindley stated that:
"Now you can:
- Search for a specific hashtag from your search bar. For example, #NBAFinals.
- Click on hashtags that originate on other services, such as Instagram.
- Compose posts directly from the hashtag feed and search results."
Can you believe the hashtag symbol used to be called an "octothorpe?" #crazy #ridiculous #octowhat #yourmomisanoctothorpe #YOLO #swag #420
The perpetually predatory and lyrically questionable Robin Thicke attempted to gain buzz for his new single Paula (totally not a song about trying to force himself back into a dead relationship, BTW) by asking Twitter to send him questions via the #AskThicke hashtag. Unsurprisingly, people used the hashtag to lob any and all number of pot shots at the pop crooner. Like these: