Social media networks have become an incredibly important part of society. Updating through Twitter, sharing photos on Instagram, and everything in between on Facebook are actions that are performed numerous times throughout the course of a day. Although these actions take place on different social networks, there is one factor that is common to all – and that is the #hashtag.
Almost everywhere, people are found using the hashtag while updating their status or posting a picture. Considering the widespread use of hashtags nowadays, it seems unimaginable that there is no separate key for the hashtag. Instead, it has been assigned to the same button as 3 (did you just check?). Moreover, the hashtag symbol can only be entered by pressing SHIFT and 3.
One man in the United Kingdom plans to rectify this problem by inventing the HashKey. The HashKey is a keyboard, but with only one key! That single key is the honor given to the hashtag.
What is the HashKey?
The HashKey is the first keyboard in the world to feature a single key only. Currently, the inventor is asking for funds through Kickstarter so that the hashtag can be finally given the respect and honor it deserves as an integral part of the social networking experience.
This tiny keyboard has been invented by Ben Gomori, based in London. Ben is a former marketing employee dealing in social media and has stated that the HashKey was an absolutely necessary invention. In fact, the invention was bound to happen sooner or later as the demand is quite high. Ben goes on to say that people were always asking him and his girlfriend, also a social networking nerd, about the location of the hashtag key. They wanted to know how to get the symbol to appear. The HashKey is going to solve all their worries about the hashtag now.
How Does HashKey Work?
The HashKey is just like any other USB keyboard. It just needs to be plugged into the USB port of any computer or laptop. After that, you can forget about using SHIFT+3 to get the “#” symbol to appear.
Just think about the problems that the HashKey are going to solve for you in your social life! Suppose you are having a delicious hot dog and want the whole world to know about it. You need to put the hot dog down, then press SHIFT+3, and then type in the rest of your hashtag. Doesn’t that sound exhausting? With the HashKey, you can just press the # key with a single finger. You can even do it while eating the hot dog!
The promo video for the HashKey on the Kickstarter page shows the problems that users had to face because of the lack of a separate hashtag key. People have suffered from finger cramps and even delirium! HashKey can be the next big revolution in social networking.
If you can’t take this device seriously, neither did a lot of other people.
From the Kickstarter project: Funding Unsuccessful. This project’s funding goal was not reached on December 22.