Facebook - the nation's most-used social media website - has become the latest service to offer "hashtags."
Hashtags are a way for users to participate in conversations, find people with similar interests and get the latest updates on specific topics.
You might be familiar with hashtags from other social media sites such as Twitter - where they've been used since 2007.
If you're not familiar, here's how they work: anything you type with the (#) sign - and then the word immediately following - becomes a hashtag. And then you - or anyone who sees your post - can click on it and see other posts that also use that tag.
Let's say you want to share your thoughts on the upcoming Packers season. If you type, "I think the #Packers will go all the way this year," you can now click on that word. A window will pop up, showing you the latest posts about "Packers." You can use this, then, to find a new page you might want to follow, or someone to add as a friend. And by including it in your post, you can let others know that you're someone who likes to talk about the Packers, and they may want to follow you or chat with you.
If you don't want to make a post, just find the latest updates about a topic, you can use the search bar.
Here's a hashtag you might find useful: #wiwx . It stands for "Wisconsin weather." And if you type it into the search bar on top of the page, you'll get weather updates, photos and videos from all across the state.
Something to keep in mind about hashtags: your privacy settings still apply, so if you've set up your posts to be visible only to your friends - even if you use a hashtag - your posts won't be visible worldwide.
Also, hashtags haven't been added to Facebook's mobile apps yet.
So that's what hashtags are all about. And you'll probably be seeing more of them in the future.
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