A follow up to hashtags, mentioned in last night’s Social Media Broadcast ( http://bit.ly/LinkisLive )
What Are Hashtags (#)?
Via Twitter Help Center
Definition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.
Using hashtags to categorizing Tweets by keyword:
- People use the hashtag symbol # before relevant keywords or phrases (no spaces) in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets and help them show more easily in Twitter Search.
- Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets in that category.
- Hashtags can occur anywhere in the Tweet – at the beginning, middle, or end.
- Hashtagged words that become very popular are often Trending Topics.
As you can see from the above definition, hashtags are important Hashtags help increase the visibility of your tweets beyond your immediate followers. In addition, hashtags are great for finding content focused on a…
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