Channels is a context module that utilising the power of 'Hashtags' for sorting, following and discovering content. Channels module gives users the ability to subscribe to a hashtag, users will get a notification when a post with a specified hashtag is added, and content from those hashtags can be added to their feed.
Essentially every time that a new hashtag is specified, a new channel is created. Admins can configure whether hashtags/channels can be generated by users, or predetermined by admins.
For every hashtag/channel a separate page (based on groups) with Timeline and other features is added. Users can browse to these pages to view historical content sorted under this Hashtag.