# Direction Text (used as a shortcut)
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Updated March 3, 2012
Description: The # symbol, also called a hashtag, is used to denote keywords in Twitter posts. For example, #election could be used to add the "election" keyword to a tweet. By clicking on a word preceded by a hashtag, you can view all recent tweets that include that keyword. When used as a hashtag, the number symbol is not considered an emoticon.