Today's topic covers some interesting information about the popular symbol used to mark keywords or topics – the hashtag and some ways to use it effectively.
We all do remember that # symbol has been a phone button as well as a pound sign. The hashtag was first brought to Twitter on August 23, 2007 by , who stated: The very ephemerality of hashtags is what makes them easy and compelling to use in a fast-moving communication medium like Twitter.
Hashtags are being used more and more each day and in the nearest future may appear in all social platforms. Present supported platforms for hashtags are: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Tumblr and Pinterest. But the leading platform is still Twitter.
There are three ways to filter hashtags in Twitter:
- The "Top" option shows the most popular posts. It also includes posts from users you don't follow
- The "All" shows you every tweet that uses the specific hashtag in real time
- The "People you follow" only displays results from the users you are following
And finally DON’T use long hashtags to be reached by many people.