Facebook hashtags bring a taste of Twitter to the social network (+video)

Facebook hashtags bring a taste of Twitter to the social network (+video)

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.
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.