#DiaDaHashtag: This Monday (23), is the 14th anniversary of the first hashtag used on Twitter. In celebration, #DiadaHashtag received an exclusive icon that will be available today. In addition, Twitter Brasil released a list of the most used hashtags in the first half of 2021, in the categories of TV series, music, awards, among others.
The first hashtag published on the platform was tweeted by American designer Chris Messina (@chrismessina) in 2007, suggesting that conversations about a specific event be brought together by the term #barcamp.
Since then the tool has been used to drive movements or events, connect interests and ideas, or just as a search engine. The feature revolutionized the way to communicate on the platform, in addition to being adhered to on other social networks.
In the first half of 2021 alone, there were 12.6 billion tweets including at least one hashtag, with 140 million unique hashtags. Twitter released the most used hashtags from January to June this year in the country, check out below.