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Sunday January 06, 2013

'Hashtag' Declared 2012's Word of the Year

Stop the presses: the Internet has scored another word of the year with Hashtag beating out some stiff competition from YOLO, physical cliff and Gangham Style. big grin Every year the American Dialect Society gathers to nominate the most widely used words or phrases from the past year and vote the winner.

"This was the year when the hashtag became a ubiquitous phenomenon in online talk," Zimmer said. "In the Twittersphere and elsewhere, hashtags have created instant social trends, spreading bite-sized viral messages on topics ranging from politics to pop culture."