Facebook hashtags. What they mean to your privacy

A little while back, Facebook introduced hashtags. If you already use Twitter, then you’ll know that hashtags are a way of grouping, classifying or finding tweets on a particular topic.

With the introduction of Facebook hashtags though, there have been some questions about privacy. Mashable has addressed these questions. They explain:

Consumer Reports study last year found that 28% of Facebook users make all their posts public. By default, every tweet is public on Twitter, while Facebook’s default is private.

Thus, to get a hashtag to really catch on, marketers need to instruct consumers to make their status updates public. That’s what the cable net BET did when it tried to get viewers of its BET Awards last month to use Facebook hashtags.

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