Definition of hashtag in English:



  • 1A word or phrase preceded by a hash sign (#), used on social media websites and applications, especially Twitter, to identify messages on a specific topic.

    ‘spammers often broadcast tweets with popular hashtags even if the tweet has nothing to do with them’
    ‘the hashtag #riotcleanup is being used by community members to coordinate some post-riot street-cleaning’
    • ‘You can follow the 2009 project with the hash tag #jan20 th.’
    • ‘Don't forget that you can do dedicated hashtag searches such as "#gtd."’
    • ‘This has led to the unofficial user policy of marking posts on a particular subject with a " hash tag.’
    • ‘Rankin uses a weekly hashtag to organize comments, questions and feedback posted by students to Twitter during class.’
    • ‘Our budgetometer will be monitoring the hashtag #budget.’
    • ‘Similarly putting a hashtag in front of a tag lets you follow a thread on any given topic.’
    • ‘If you send a tweet with the #fast4 equality hashtag, it'll appear on our site.’
    • ‘Other patterns we have observed spammers exhibit are more than one hashtag on disparate topics, letter+number patterns in user names, and suggestive keywords.’
    • ‘Include direct links to your products so that people interested can retweet and don't forget the hashtag that tells followers and non-followers what your product niche is.’
    • ‘Tony Hirst with the UK's Open University has a great tutorial on how to create a (tag or) word cloud based on a hashtag feed from Twitter.’
    • ‘When you see pound or something pound followed by letters on Twitter, it means there's a hashtag.’
    • ‘Finally, this is a case study and the algorithm we used to detect spam specifically fitted the #robotpickuplines hashtag.’
    • ‘Hash tags have become indices of popularity.’
    • ‘They will use Twitter and SMS with the hashtag votereport to collect reports on voting, now during early voting and all the way through election day next week.’
    • ‘The canonical example of a hashmob emerged a few days ago around the hashtag #amazonfail.’
    • ‘Using whitelisted Twitter accounts, we tracked the hashtag.’
    • ‘The members of a hashmob gather, virtually, around a particular hashtag by labeling each of their tweets with said hashtag and then following the resulting hashtag tweet stream.’
    • ‘Spammers started to use the hashtag when it became a trending topic, and the spam lifecycle mirrored the meme lifecycle, with a slight lag.’
    • ‘However, hashtag use was significantly higher among spammers.’
    1. 1.1 The hash sign (#)
      ‘Hunt mistook an @ for a hashtag while tweeting derogatory thoughts about him’
      • ‘A hashtag is the # symbol, and people use it to designate relevant keywords in a tweet.’
      • ‘The hash tag, or pound sign, before a word allows multiple users that aren't normally connected to instantly follow a specific term they are interested in.’
      • ‘It organizes photos uploaded to Twitter and marked with hashtags, the symbol used to categorize topics on the social networking site.’
      • ‘Similarly, putting a hashtag in front of a tag (such as #bushfire or #davos) lets you follow a thread on any given topic.’
      • ‘In order to make posts easier for users to search for, tweets can include a hashtag, or pound symbol.’
      • ‘A word like ''follow'' (to subscribe to someone's Twitter feed), and the symbols @ (denoting an online name) and # (a ''hashtag,'' denoting a searchable topic) have specific meanings on Twitter that have begun to migrate across the entire Web and beyond.’
      • ‘People use the hashtag symbol # before relevant keywords in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets and help them show more easily in Twitter Search.’
      • ‘The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a tweet.’
      • ‘These chats are all identified by a hashtag (#) that allows you to easily find and track a key word or topic that other educators are tweeting about.’
      • ‘The Twitter protocol known as the "hashtag" (or # symbol), which marks keywords or topics in a user's tweet, has been making waves in the Twittersphere.’