San Francisco, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Social media giants Facebook and Twitter jointly announced today that they are eliminating the use of hashtags (#) from all user accounts.
Hashtags are used before words and phrases to expand the reach of tweets and Facebook posts. They are also a way for netizens to determine what’s trending on the Internet.
The announcement came after the U.S. National Association of Schools and Universities (NASU) complained that the extensive use of hashtags is responsible for a decline in grammar efficiency among students, as well as in the national GPA average.
A spokesperson for NASU said that it is time to go back to the good old grammar school and to banish all the technological advances in messaging and communications, especially hashtags and abbreviations like ‘LOL’ and ‘LMAO.’
The Adobo Chronicles learned of the way in which Facebook and Twitter will eliminate hashtags:
Everytime someone types in a hashtag in a tweet or message, a central computer will immediately detect the character and automatically delete it.
There are rumors that Apple and Microsoft are considering eliminating the hashtag sign from their future computer and smart phone keyboards.