Happy 5th #hashtagiversary!

Today marks the 5th anniversary since I sent the first hashtagged tweet, on Aug 23, 2007.

Its adoption and use in mainstream media has obviously gone far beyond my wildest imaginings, and given the time that I spent on decentralized social networking during the same period, in some ways I feel justified in claiming hashtags as my greatest success out of those efforts!

Here’s my original post on the subject — clearly only the most elemental aspects of my proposal caught on!

Originally published at chrismessina.me on August 23, 2012.

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