The hashtag, which has long been ubiquitous with Twitter as a way to group tweets into specific conversations, and has also been employed by Google+ and, the now Facebook-owned, Instagram. It may soon be making an appearance on the biggest social network, Facebook.
Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal revealed that Facebook is working on adding hashtags into their services as a way to group conversations, citing unnamed people familiar with the project. These sources were unable to provide any input on when the hashtag may make an appearance or how the finalized version might work, but the implications and possibilities for its usage could severely impact how the network gathers and presents information.
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