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Friday, 27 November 2009

Hashtags Started A Trend And Then Faded

Hashtags started the trend of aligning tweets to topics by adding #topic-name within the tweets. The site then grouped Tweets by topic and displayed most popular topics.

The need for hashtags faded once Twitter Search grew in popularity and ability and other, more versatile tools were made.

The final nail in Hashtags' coffin came when Twitter started displaying trending topics on their own homepage, eliminating most users' need to even bother visiting hashtags.org

in reference to: Hashtags — 503 (view on Google Sidewiki)