Facebook, one of the most popular social networks in the world, is now looking to add something new but they will be copying Twitter. In this CNN report,
Facebook is reportedly considering co-opting the hashtags that first emerged on Twitter, following its previous aping of the Twitter model of following strangers and sharing content publicly
What are hashtags?
Hashtags, unique and often cryptic terms preceded by a hash mark ("#"), are specially tracked and aggregated on Twitter as they would presumably be on Facebook. Twitter shows which tags are trending, and clicking on a hashtag brings up other posts with the same tag.
By using hashtags, Facebook will be able to have advertisers pay to promote their own hashtags. For Facebook, it will be simply another way of generating income. What are your thoughts? Do you see yourself using hashtags on Facebook in the future?