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https://www.wrike.com/blog/origin-of-the-hashtag-infographic/ - The hashtag was once known as an “Octothorpe” (pre-Internet and thus pre-Twitter), but it has recently risen to prominence as an easy way to insert yourself into any online conversation. What is the hashtag? Where did it come from? How do you use it? Find out why you keep seeing that little symbol in your feeds with our latest social media infographic.

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https://www.wrike.com/blog/origin-of-the-hashtag-infographic/ - The hashtag was once known as an “Octothorpe” (pre-Internet and thus pre-Twitter), but it has recently risen to prominence as an easy way to insert yourself into any online conversation. What is the hashtag? Where did it come from? How do you use it? Find out why you keep seeing that little symbol in your feeds with our latest social media infographic.

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