Do you ever think to yourself, “How can I more widely disseminate my personal information, thoughts, and feelings via the Internet?” #GreatNews for you! There will soon be an easier way to keep the conversation going with your 1,462 closest friends on Facebook. As reported by the Wall Street Journal back in March, and confirmed today by Facebook, clickable #hashtags will now litter your newsfeed:
Every day, hundreds of millions of people use Facebook to share their thoughts on big moments happening all around them. Whether it’s talking about a favorite television show, cheering on a hometown sports team or engaging with friends during a breaking news event—people on Facebook connect with their friends about what’s taking place all over the world.
To bring these conversations more to the forefront, we will be rolling out a series of features that surface some of the interesting discussions people are having about public events, people, and topics. As a first step, we are beginning to roll out hashtags on Facebook.
As finicky teens abandon Facebook for Twitter and Tumblr, it only makes sense that the social nextwork would get in on the #hashtag game. #finally “People were already using hashtags on Facebook—we just made them clickable,” a spokesperson says. Yeah, #idiots, #sorrynotsorry.
Basically, #new #Facebook is going to be just like #old #Facebook, but #with #more #hashtags. Don’t hold your breath for that “dislike” button though. In the meantime, there’s plenty to “like” at NewNowNext.