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The word "hashtag" wasn't added to the Oxford Dictionary until June 2014!

 The word "hashtag" wasn't added to the Oxford Dictionary until June 2014!

The hashtag became an internet tagging phenomenon across most if not all social media platforms.

But where did this symbol come from, and how did it turn into a daily term?

This little symbol has created big things and connected the world in many ways.

Here are 9 facts about the hashtag that you didn’t know.

On one of the first true social media sites, SixDegrees.com, you could set up a profile page, create lists of connections, and send messages within networks.

The site amassed around one million users before it was bought out for $125 million …and shuttered in 2000, though it later made a modest comeback and still subsists today.

Who can forget Hot or Not ( AmIHotorNot.com )—the site that invited users to submit photos of themselves so others could rate their attractiveness. The site is rumored to have influenced the creators of Facebook and YouTube—and nurtured millions of insecurities.

After being sold off a few times, its new owners tried to revive it as a “game” in 2014.

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