Why was this chosen in preference to other symbols? It is even used on recorded phone messages etc eg "Please enter your pin number/security code etc followed by the # key"
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Thank you for Googling this Venkat. I did know it was used for pound originally.
Thanks, John, for selecting my answer as the best answer even though there was a typo mistake in the last sentence of first para ('by' was missing there).
This is interesting. What amazes me is Twitter was around in 2007! Man, am I getting old!!
Wow! great answer buildreps. I knew there must have been a deeper reason behind it, and your explanation makes a lot of sense.
Thanks Phyllis. I wondered if that may be the reason, but thought there must be more behind it.
Faith, it took me ages to realise what "hash tag" meant. We must be showing our age :)
Yes ...it's hard to keep up with all the ever-changing and latest "thing" LOL You're right about that ..we are showing it. I think my 7 year old grabddaughter is more in the know than I am at times.