Analysis: Hashtags could help Facebook close its immediacy gap

03/18/2013 | Adweek

Some marketers say they are pleased to learn that Facebook is considering adopting hashtags. "If Facebook does adopt the hashtag, it will bring the feature to its biggest platform yet and conceivably bring more marketers than are currently on Twitter (definitely more than are on Google+ or Instagram)," writes Tim Peterson. Facebook's past de-emphasis of real-time posts has left Twitter "a far better platform for immediacy and virality," Digitas' Jordan Bitterman says.

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