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How and why did the # get chosen for use by Twitter and other social media sites?


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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    John Hansen (Jodah) 16 months ago

    Thank you for Googling this Venkat. I did know it was used for pound originally.


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    John Hansen (Jodah) 16 months ago

    Wow! great answer buildreps. I knew there must have been a deeper reason behind it, and your explanation makes a lot of sense.

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    John Hansen (Jodah) 16 months ago

    Thanks Phyllis. I wondered if that may be the reason, but thought there must be more behind it.

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    John Hansen (Jodah) 16 months ago

    Faith, it took me ages to realise what "hash tag" meant. We must be showing our age :)


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