Support for Hashtags were added to Twitter in 2007, before this they were used but the platform didn’t create links on them for searching and grouping conversations. Since then they have appeared on every major platform as a way to reach a wider audience, collate posts to an event or topic, and have generally been one of the most important developments on the internet (in my mind) ever.
We even do the air-fingers and say ‘hashtag’ when we talk to somehow indicate in a speech the importance of hashtags. (What is that about?!)
But it’s still amazing that the platforms don’t do enough to encourage the use of camel case writing.
Firstly, what is ‘camel case’?
CamelCase is a way to separate the words in a phrase by making the first letter of each word capitalized and not using spaces. It is commonly used in web URLs, programming and computer naming conventions. It is named after camels because the capital letters resemble the humps on a camel’s back