Friday, January 18, 2013

Weird Word of the Week: Hashtag

Wikipedia has a lot to say about the word "hashtag," but (as it sometimes does) misses the actual news about this word: 

It has been named the Word of the Year by the American Dialect Society. 

At the website, you can also read the real lowdown on this word, including how to start a Twitter hashtag and make it popular ("trending").

Madame L suspects her Dear Readers know more about trending and hashtags and trending hashtags than she will ever know, but she just wanted to get out the news about this Word of the Year.

1 comment:

AskTheGeologist said...

Well, MY hashtag is an AT tag: @jeffwynn on Twitter.
I suppose this makes me second class? I've sent all of 3-4 tweets in my life... third class?