Twitter Turns Hashtags Into Links

Posted on July 3, 2009

TechCrunch reports that Twitter has started linking hashtags. They note that Friendfeed already does this. The hashtag links take users to the Twitter search result page for the hashtag.

Turning the hashtags into links makes good sense and it will increase the usage of hashtags. A couple downsides with hashtags - they shorten the length of a tweet and they are often used by spammers, like they were today with news of Sarah Palin's resignation.

You can see the hashtags turned into links into graphic of a search for the #hashtags hashtag

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