The “hashtag” had very little use or meaning a few years ago. However twitter has completely changed it. Hashtags have become a way of grouping subjects. You can go on twitter and search #sports, #business #mileycyrus, and thousands of things will come up. It’s almost like googling something but instead you’re getting tweets that people have posted. I don’t know if twitter will be something that lasts a long time on the internet but it’s interesting to see how twitter has reinvented the hashtag and how people use the internet. The article also mentions that twitter is often the first source for breaking news. Many stories, events and scandals are talked about on twitter and are one of the fastest ways for getting information across the web.