When did the # go from being called a pound sign to a hash tag?

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  • 7 years ago
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    Symbols and letters take on new meaning as they are used in new ways.

    Pound sign becomes HashTag when used in twitter (and now facebook) but retains the 'pound' designation when used with weights and measures.

    Period in grammar becomes Point in math but becomes Dot in internet addressing.

  • 7 years ago

    It's still called both, but the "hashtag" reference was publicized with social media like twitter instagram and facebook

  • 7 years ago

    When Twitter came along...

  • 7 years ago

    When twitter was invented.

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  • 7 years ago

    since twitter :/

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