If you thought hashtags were already infiltrating your life off of Twitter before, brace yourselves for the #reckoning. Facebook has announced that the clickable hashtag will soon be littering your newsfeed.
Over the next few weeks all Facebook users will be able to include a hashtagged phrase, like #royalbaby or #puppies, in their posts and then watch it become clickable. When a hashtag is included in a post, clicking on it will pop out a feed that aggregates others posts that have been tagged with the same phrase.
This function is entirely #necessary because, before this revelatory addition to the Facebook experience, it was incredibly difficult to ascertain how your second cousin and That Girl You Met At that Party That One Time feel about divisive political issues, natural disasters and celebrity pregnancies. Now, their opinions will be easily curated into #-strewn lists for your easy digestion. Don't say Mark Zuckerberg never did anything for you. #Ugh [ABC News]