One of the biggest additions to Internet culture, the hashtag, is officially being added to Facebook starting today. The social network said the implementation will work precisely how it does on other services such as Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram, making every last little quip clickable if it’s preceded by a pound sign. Should you click on a hashtag, a feed will show up so you can see what others in Zuckerberg’s universe are saying.
As if the status updates from friends and family weren’t insufferable enough, hashtags will bring an entirely new element to Facebook. Of course, what you see will be limited to how others set their privacy, but hashtags should, as Facebook explains, encourage more public conversation. If anything, it’ll make outside services that share onto Facebook seem much less out of place.
Facebook said Wednesday’s roll out will eventually evolve into trending hashtags and deeper insights, essentially plucking Twitter’s most regarded characteristics and placing them directly under Zuckerberg’s social throne.