Aren’t you #excited! Facebook officially, (finally) rolls out hashtag support today. Coming from my past life as solely a social media account manager and specialist, it would pain me to see “friends” using hashtags in Facebook posts. I tried to fight the good fight by reminding them that hashtags are meant for Twitter and G+. It proved to be a losing battle as people posted diatribes or random status updates and finished them off with a #.
Confession: I must admit I have used a # a time or two or three on Facebook for what I call emphasis.
So here we are, the day Zucky and Facebook make it okay to # away! This feature allows for users of the book to search for and click on words preceded by the # symbol. The main difference between the Twitter # and the Facebook # functionality is that the search results in Facebook will be limited to only reflect public posts as well as posts made by a user’s friends. Something else to note: Facebook states that while hashtags have been enabled for some users, it’ll take a few weeks before everyone can interact with them. Facebook posted a blog describing the new feature and eluded to more “features” that will be rolling out soon.
Are you #happy Facebook added hashtags? Sound off in the comments below!