Twitter is marking 10 years since the hashtag was first used on the social media site by celebrating some of the most memorable uses of the digital symbol.
Former Google and Uber engineer Chris Messina first used the symbol as a way of tagging or categorising a tweet on August 23, 2007, when he suggested the symbol could be used to create group messages.
‘How do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]? (sic)’, he wrote.
Happy 10th #birthday, #Hashtag!!
I manage the social media account for a small consultancy. Only yesterday one of my tweets was retweeted by none other than the Parliament of ECOWAS, a partnership of countries in West Africa. Above is a GIF promoting an event, OPV Africa run in association with ECOWAS.
Credits: OPV Africa – IQPC via Orient Energy Review
Just mostly legs makes for an excellent runner.
Credits: SammyTorres and DeviantArt via Giphy
It’s Monday in the office, and I was nearly falling asleep while data formatting. Now of course it’s lunchtime so I’m much perkier now 😀
Credits: Angel the Mudskipper via Giphy
He gets it.
Credits: Via BBC Three, , Twitter and Giphy
The School of Rock awaits.
Credits: Gif via Kenneth Meacomes, More Animal Gifs and Google+
Ilford, Essex, England UK
Different versions of the ‘Under Construction’ GIF, such as the one featured above were popular on the early Net. For home-based website creators especially, these GIFs were a way of showing they were hard at work building their sites, just like at a construction site. Many of the GIFs were based off of US road signage. Sadly, after the demise of Web 1.0 in the first few years of the 21st century, the under construction GIFs that frequented the likes of Geocities went the way of the floppy disk, surviving now in only legacy sites and GIF collections.
Credits: Vijay Shah, Blingee