#Octothorpe

Social media peeps – ever wonder where your beloved hashtag came from?  As a bonus, you’ll find out why the abbreviation for pounds is “lb”.

For those who haven’t had to scan text programmatically to isolate keywords – a means to identify keywords is greatly appreciated.  And when you start, you learn that you desperately want to use something that doesn’t naturally occur in language or you get false positives.  The tilde (~) was my goto…