Hashtags are a key part of the Twitter experience as they allow users to link together otherwise disparate tweets, thereby creating conversations and streams of information around particular themes or events.
Unfortunately they have become an overused medium and are frequently used as ironic punch lines in dreadfully unfunny tweets.
In fact someone put it quite aptly when describing hashtags as the digital version of the ‘not’ joke.
And yet hashtags still have a practical use on Twitter and are an excellent marketing tool, so it came as little surprise when Facebook also enabled a similar feature a few months ago.
So considering the fact that hashtags have proven to be such an excellent tool for search and conversation on Twitter, it’s a shame that they’ve proven to be so useless on Facebook.