Aug 23, 2017

Twitter hashtags are 10 years old - so here are 10 of the most popular

Here are some of the biggest hashtags ever, mentioning big events, controversies and creating Twitter moments in the process. Black Lives Matter is an international movement that first mobilised on Twitter, bringing people together to work towards creating a fairer society for black people. Since 28 April 2011, the world has celebrated former Labour MP Ed Balls' Twitter fail, when he simply tweeted his own name. Twenty-five-year-old Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes' sudden death in 2014 shocked fans around the world and triggered tribute messages on Twitter using the hashtag #PutYourBatsOut. Maybe that's because it was the first hashtag ever used on Twitter and was posted by former Uber and Google engineer, Chris Messina.

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