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In pictures: Twitter's hashtag turns 10

#Memories: Twitter is marking 10 years of the hashtag with some of the best tweets since 2007

In pictures: Twitter's hashtag turns 10
Globally, an average of 125 million hashtags are shared every day on Twitter, helping people on Twitter to see what’s happening in the world and explore what is being talked about right now. Here are a few of the most used hashtags over the years.
In pictures: Twitter's hashtag turns 10
2007: #barcamp. On 23 August 2007, Twitter user Chris Messina @chrismessina posts the hashtag #barcamp, which marks the first hashtag on Twitter.
In pictures: Twitter's hashtag turns 10
2009: #FF. On 16 January 2009, Micah Baldwin starts Follow Fridays (#FF). Twitter adopts the hashtag and adds hyperlinks.
In pictures: Twitter's hashtag turns 10
2010: #WorldCup2010 Football World Cup in South Africa. Twitter emojis are introduced to the platform.
In pictures: Twitter's hashtag turns 10
2012: Saudi actor @iMutlaq, tweeted about the availability of Arabic hashtags.
In pictures: Twitter's hashtag turns 10
2014: #icebucketchallenge starts in July on Twitter. The word hashtag is also officially entered into the Oxford English Dictionary.
In pictures: Twitter's hashtag turns 10
2015: #JeSuisCharlie / #PrayforParis became trending hashtags on Twitter after the terror attack in Paris.
In pictures: Twitter's hashtag turns 10
2016: #PokemonGo, the infamous Pikachu and friends return as the game becomes popular again.