LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It seems like every day we're getting pounded with information on social media, literally.
Monday kicks off "Social Media Week" here at THV11, and today we're talking about a symbol many of us see and use daily, but in the past 7 years it's taken on a whole new meaning.
A hashtag creates a searchable link. Emily Reeves is the director of digital strategy at the advertising agency, Stone Ward.
"Hashtags, the word or phrase you see with a pound symbol in front of it on your social media networks, got started really when Twitter got started in 2007," said Reeves.
A creative user wanted others to be able to track conversations.
"He really encouraged people to use it in times of emergency and natural disasters so that people could find their way to resources and aid," said Reeves.
And from there, it's since evolved into a cultural phenomenon.