What are Twitter hashtags for? How and why do you use them?
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.
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
So are you supposed to write it as all one word?
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.
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.
by Anusha Jain 5 years ago
What are you favorite Twitter Hash TagsHash Tags on Twitter are a powerful concept. Which ones are your favorite? Could be one of the trending long hashtags, or may be the shorter long tail ones. Why are they your favorite? They made you smile, or they helped you in promotion of your stuff or they...
by Paula Atwell 8 years ago
You may want to be included in this twitter newspaper based on hashtags. The paper is automatically composed of a choice of information based on tweets using the hashtag. In this case, #hubpagesSo if you are tweeting your hubs or related info on Twitter, check it out. Just add the...
by Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago
As a non-technical person who is trying to learn Twitter, can you please explain why Twitter uses # and @ in their messaging and yet we here at HP rarely see this?
by Nspeel 7 years ago
Do you like the hashtag feature twitter & Instagram uses?Hashtags would be the #hubpages or #picture tags you see in numerous social networking sites.
by The Examiner-1 4 years ago
Have you heard of "hashtag#"?It is a tag that was made, (I believe by AT&T), to type into your cell phone before getting into the car to avoid others from sending you text messages while you are driving. It was made for all who text, but mainly to stop teens from doing it....
by Audrevea 8 years ago
What's #ff? And how do the other # categories work?I feel like a kindie kid who's only allowed to use the big, fat, clunky 2B pencil b/c their dexterity isn't good enough to hld a pen yet, thrown into a first year uni tute.
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