The History and Power of the Hashtag

Twitter didn’t invent the hashtag (#), but it certainly popularised it with the masses. Once more commonly referred to as the pound sign, online use of the hashtag began on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) in the late 1990s, where it was used to categorise items into groups. In August 2007, designer Chris Messina asked his… Continue reading The History and Power of the Hashtag

Are you a Snapchat user? Why do you use it?

What is Snapchat? Snapchat is currently the hottest social media startup, where CEO Evan Spiegel transformed the concept of ephemeral messaging to a social media platform. Users are able to send personal messages to their friends that can last up to 10 seconds. Alternatively, users can string these snaps together and post it to their Story, where it will vanish… Continue reading Are you a Snapchat user? Why do you use it?