The BBC organized a writing competition for children. Oxford University Press (OUP) analyzed the results. One of the major findings is that children use the hashtag in a new way. Vineeta Gupta (OUP) says: “This has been a significant change in usage in this year, 2015.Children have extended its [#] use from a simple prefix or as a search term for Twitter to an editorial device to add drama or comment.”

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