Facebook To Use Hashtags

    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - MARCH 2: Fans of the Florida Gators hold up a sign with a Twitter hashtag prior to the game against the Syracuse Orange during the 2013 Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic on March 2, 2013 at SunLife Stadium Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Florida defeated Syracuse 14-10. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

    Joel Auerbach

    Facebook is a little late to the game, but the company is working on incorporating the use of the hashtag—the brainchild of Twitter that's used by social networking services like Tumblr, Instagram and Google+. Sources familiar with the project say it's still very much in the works. The hashtag feature will allow Facebook to group conversations so that they can then build around topics, like #PopeFrancis, #Bieberfever, #CPAC, etc. Many people already use hashtags on Facebook, but they only serve as a form of creative expression. Facebook hopes that the feature would give users more reason to stay on the site and click on ads. Our thoughts? #HurryupZuck.

    Read it at The Wall Street Journal