It was only a matter of time before Twitter, the ever-growing micro-blogging platform, introduced hashtags to Vine, the video-clip service it bought last year. The decision to do so highlights the Vine's increased popularity in recent months and the need to better filter content.

"Since launch, there have been a ton of awesome, creative posts that don’t always make it to the popular sections. In many cases, these posts include a hashtag that the community is using," said Vine co-founder and CTO Colin Kroll. "To surface that content, we’re introducing trending hashtags, which show you the fastest-rising hashtags on Vine. These hashtags signify those that have moved up quickly in popularity; they aren't necessarily the hashtags with the most posts."

[via Mashable]