What are Twitter hashtags for? How and why do you use them?

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  1. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    What are Twitter hashtags for? How and why do you use them?

  2. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 8 years ago

    They help people find your posts on Twitter. If you search Twitter's hashtags, you'll find all the posts with that hashtag, or if you click on a hashtag in a post you'll find all the posts with that hashtag. Also, hashtags show up in search engine results. So, you use them so people can find your posts; or find your articles if you are promoting articles on Twitter.

  3. Tonyx35 profile image61
    Tonyx35posted 8 years ago

    The Twitter hashtags are used to group or label tweets together.  Even if they are from different Twitter users. Makes it easier to look for a topic of discussion   #FF = Follow Friday. #chicago = if I want to talk about the City of Chicago.  Kind of useful you're tweeting about a specific event such as a concert, convention or something.

    It's up to the users on Twitter to use it properly. "# I Love cake will give you a different result from #Ilovecake

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image93
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So are you supposed to write it as all one word?

    2. Tonyx35 profile image61
      Tonyx35posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If plan on using a phrase. If you leave spaces between words Twitter will make them individual  hashtags automatically. #ThankGodIt'sFriday if you wanted to say TGIF.  #I'm Loving it will turn out #I'm #Loving #it. Hope that helps.

  4. ChristinS profile image45
    ChristinSposted 8 years ago

    I'm not much into twitter, but the hashtag feature is neat. It allows you to search for specific things, people etc. Sometimes there are like games using hashtags - you tweet a message that pertains to it say something like #mostembarrassingmoment or something - then if you search for it, you'll see others responses.  Hashtags are fun once you catch on to them.  I also use them as a way to kind of label my tweets and they tend to draw new followers.


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