‘Hashtag’ Voted Word Of The Year For 2012

 

 

 

” While hashtag is not a new term by any means, the group of voters felt this is the year when the word made its distinction during 2012.

“This was the year when the hashtag became a ubiquitous phenomenon in online talk,” Zimmer said. “In the Twittersphere and elsewhere, hashtags have created instant social trends, spreading bite-sized viral messages on topics ranging from politics to pop culture.” “