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Twitterati celebrates 10 years of hashtag, asks users to tweet #Hashtag10

Hashtag was originally meant to simply tag or categorise tweets

IANS  |  New Delhi 

People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture (File Photo: Reuters)
People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture (File Photo: Reuters)

Touted as one of the most widely used symbols in the age, the famous of turned 10 on Wednesday.

Born on August 23, 2007, the was originally meant to simply 'tag' or categorise

The micro-blogging platform celebrated the occasion by inviting its users to tweet #Hashtag10, which would enable a custom '#' (hashtag) emoji.

In India, Cricket #IPL, TV show BiggBoss #and movie #Sultan were among the most tweeted hashtags of all time, the company said in a statement.

"From social movements like #ChennaiFloods to fans of TV show BiggBoss #BB10, and iconic sporting events like the #IPL, India's top hashtags is a unique mix that speaks to India's culture, sense of identity and passion. It's #whatshappening," said Taranjeet Singh, Country Director, India.

user Chris Messina, on this day 10 years ago, tweeted #barcamp -- the first time a was used.

Today, an average of 125 million hashtags are shared globally every day on the platform.

The most popular hashtags worldwide are #NowPlaying which was used over one billion times, #(over half billion times) and #(over 120 million times).

#TheWalkingDead was the most tweeted television show of all time and in the movies category, it was #StarWars.

The most tweeted global sporting event was #Euro2016.

First Published: Wed, August 23 2017. 17:25 IST
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