If you’re #dying for #newwaystoexpressyourself then you’re about to read some #goodnews (#rumoralert!). The #wallstreetjournal says #facebook will “incorporate the hashtag” on its own (#copying much?). It seems inevitable: hashtags are probably hitting your news feed. #ugh. Details are scant: “It is unclear how far along Facebook’s work on the hashtag is and the feature isn’t being introduced imminently, these people said,” the Journal says as it strokes its crystal ball, and perhaps the thigh of a Facebook engineer. Using hashtags would help Facebook on its quest to destroy Twitter—the current status update system is a total aping of tweets, after all—and allow us to get in on group discussions by clicking a keyword. You could see what yokels all over the nation are saying about the #superbowl, directly from your News Feed.
Report: Facebook is Going to Incorporate Hashtags
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).