The Story Of The Hashtag

Episode 1: I only speak in hashtags

This week we explore the history of the hashtag, from pound sign to hyper-linkable marketing tool. Asking how the hashtag started, when the pound key became a hashtag and what is the impact of hashtags?

Guests in this week’s show include:

Chris Messina – Invented the hashtag

Stowe Boyd – Coined the hashtag term

Lewis Wiltshire – Twitter senior executive

David Matley – Academic at University of Zurich

Rachelle Vessey – Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University

Errol Jayawardene – Red Lorry Yellow Lorry Public Relations

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