Chris Messina, creator of Twitter’s most ubiquitous feature – the hashtag
The hashtag is now ten years old
So it’s time for its tale to be be told
The boffin called Chris
Who came up with #this
Didn’t do it to earn lots of gold.
Using # to indicated groups is a lot older than 10 years. This guy came up with the idea to use it on twitter. It has a long history of use on the internet before that.