The # symbol is a popular way for users to share common threads. For example users may talk about President Obama by using the hashtag #PresidentObama.
The move not only allows Facebook users to share a common thread, it allows Facebook to create a better social search platform that is now dependent on a common statement type.
With Graph Search already at the forefront of Facebook’s efforts to better its own search platform the hashtag support will come in handy. For example, users can create conversations which might be discovered for one search term and ultimately lead to deeper searches. [Read more…]