Twitter #hashtags explained

If you’re a complete n00b when it comes to Twitter, this post will help you understand #hashtags, the feature that keeps gaining ground.

Ultimate Guide to Twitter Hashtags | Search Engine Journal

What is a Twitter hashtag?

A hashtag is a way to unite global Tweets around some particular topic. Basically, these are tags that that help those who seek similar content discover your Tweets. According to the official source:

Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. They’re like tags on Flickr, only added inline to your post. You create a hashtag simply by prefixing a word with a hash symbol: #hashtag.

Hashtags are getting more and more popular (despite the fact some people are against them wishing their Twitter stream to be metadata-free and “as human a form of communication as possible”).

Anyway, I do use hashtags and find them fun, so I am sharing a few tips and resources below.

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~ by WPA Staff on January 7, 2010.

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