Are hashtags a big waste of time on Twitter?

Hashtags have been a mainstay on Twitter since Chris Messina sent his Tweet in August of 2007 that featured the very first attempt at organizing posts using the pound sign. That was the simple, yet brilliant thought behind hashtags; an easy way to group like tweets. Since the initial rise to prominence on Twitter, hashtags have even become staples on other platforms such as Instagram and Facebook (we’ll get to Facebook hashtags in a future post). Here’s the question though, h