How many people are using Hashtag on Facebook?

It’s been more than 2 months since Facebook launched hashtag. So I was wondering how many people are using Hashtag on Facebook.
It was National Day Rally last Sunday evening. Twitter is filled with people using the hashtag #ndrsg. My Twitter feed was moving so fast that I can hardly catch up. So I decided to check on Facebook to see the buzz there. Not really that fantastic. In fact, things hardly moved during Sunday night.
I forgot to take a screenshot that evening. But I took a screenshot the next day. Still not as good as what I’m seeing on Twitter.
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There are definitely people using Hashtags on Facebook. But there’s just not enough to make an impact. If someone followed Facebook’s #ndrsg on Sunday evening, he will most likely not get the timely update on what was being announced at National Day Rally. To be fair, there might be a lot of people using Hashtag on Facebook but their privacy settings set to display the status to Friends only.
But it still goes to show that Facebook is still not a good platform for breaking news. Twitter is definitely the king when it comes to breaking news. Even though Facebook launched Hashtag more than 2 months ago, I still don’t see how they going to win Twitter when it comes to breaking news. And to be honest, I would prefer things remain this way. Facebook and Twitter are two different platform that serves different needs. I really don’t understand why Facebook decided to launch hashtag. There isn’t much benefits here.
Oh well, at least we aren’t seeing people misusing Hashtag on Facebook…. yet.

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