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!!
Thanks Phyllis. I wondered if that may be the reason, but thought there must be more behind it.
Wow! great answer buildreps. I knew there must have been a deeper reason behind it, and your explanation makes a lot of sense.
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.