If you have been using some of the micro blogging sites such as Twitter or even the popular image sharing apps such as Instagram, then you would know all about hashtags. They basically help you segregate conversations based on the topic which is the hashtag. It is a very useful feature to know what exactly is being spoken about but people just not know how to use it. Everywhere you see people use random hashtags and tweets such as ‘#what #should #i #do #all# day’ are not uncommon. It defeats the purpose and hurts the eye. And if you are frustrated by the improper usage of hashtags, then get prepared, because hashtags are coming to Facebook too.
Users will now be able to add clickable hashtags to their status updates allowing them to join conversations of the same topic with others. Facebook announced the following while releasing hashtags for Facebook:
Starting today, hashtags will be clickable on Facebook. Similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook allow you to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion. When you click on a hashtag in Facebook, you’ll see a feed of what other people and Pages are saying about that event or topic.
If used correctly, hashtags can really help you pick conversations regarding topics that interest you and perhaps filter the ones that dont. It would indeed be interesting to see how it all works out on Facebook.