Internetand social networks are on a special date. This Monday is celebrated International Hashtag Day, a date that commemorates the anniversary since in 2007 the first hashtag of history on Twitter, and a special one also for network network users.
The idea of using the pound sign “#” to organize related posts on social media It didn’t exist until product designer and internet consultant Chris Messina first proposed it on August 23, 2007.
Messina asked his Twitter followers how they would feel using this symbol for groups, and accompanied him from the first hashtag from the story: #barcamp, concept that in English means meetings to share and learn in open environments.
The use of these labels, as well as their reach and effectiveness, has only grown since then. In all social networks, not just Twitter, users and brands use them to increase engagement on a post, generate brand awareness or to show support for social problems, among other reasons.
The hashtags on the Twitter mobile app (photo by Dado Ruvic, Reuters)
Hootsuite and We Are Social’s Digital 2021 report notes that #Sees it was the hashtag most used on Instagram posts of all time, 2 billion times.
Second on the list is #Instagood, used in more than 1 billion publications, and the third is #Fashion, used in more than 900 million content.
This means that the typical Instagram user only tagged an average of two of his posts with #love, but it is by far the hashtag most popular on Instagram, appearing in more than 50 percent more posts than its closest rival, #instagood.
The most used hashtags can be accessed from the Instagram search bar. Photo: capture.
Other popular tags include #Photooftheday, #Art, #Beautiful, #Follow, #Happy, #Nature, #Tbt, #Travel, # Like4Like, #Style, #Summer, #Fitness, #Selfie, and #Food.
International Internet User Day
This August 23, in addition to the International Hashtag Day, the International Internet User Day is also celebrated, in which public access to the first website in history is commemorated, using the World Wide Web protocol suite, invented in 1991 by British engineer Tim Berners-Lee.
Currently, the number of Internet users worldwide reached the 4,660 million people, which means that 59.5 percent of people are already online, according to the Digital 2021 report by We Are Social and Hootsuite.
According to official data, 59.5 percent of people in the world are connected to the Internet. Photo: REUTERS.
All this would not be possible were it not for the creation of the Web at CERN in Switzerland, between 1989 and 1990, by the British Tim Berners-Lee, author of the World Wide Web. This set of protocols comprises three that are still used today: HTTP, HTML, XML and URI.
The first web page was launched on August 6, 1991 on a domain that is not yet available. However, it was a restricted access exclusively to CERN members, where it was developed, although its code was released in 1993.
Almost twenty days later, the domain opened to everyone and on August 23, 1991, people outside CERN were invited to access it. On the occasion of the commemoration of this day, each August 23 is celebrated the Internet User Day.