Lest anyone accuse Facebook of outright theft, we should note that the hashtag, just like an exclamation point or a question mark, isn’t exactly a patentable commodity.
[THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR]
Twitter users have long used hashtags to help group and sort tweets. Ditto for Tumblr and Flickr aficionados. Now the feature is finally coming to Facebook.
In a press release yesterday, Facebook’s Greg Lindley framed the feature as part of a larger push for “public conversations” on the social network, which has always been more about friend-to-friend interactions than Twitter-like broadcasting.
Read more about Facebook’s new hashtag feature at The Christian Science Monitor.