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.