Are hashtags a mystery to Baby Boomers?

Survey finds a quarter of Boomers want social media symbols taught in schools. Another 25 percent of respondents age 55 and older had no idea what hashtags are. #Fail?

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The upshot? A quarter of people 55 and older said they believe hashtags should be taught in school, while only 15 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds agreed.

Also, a quarter of those 55 and over didn’t know what a hashtag is, but only about one in six under age 55 were unfamiliar.

C’mon, Baby Boomers—catch up already!

Live Your Message founder Marisa Murgatroyd said that although hashtags are often mentioned on TV, Baby Boomers don’t really understand them—hence the desire for instruction on the topic.

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