Web How To - Easy Explanation Of Hashtags
In 2011 I wrote a post about how hashtags work called Twitter Hashtags & Twitter Parties! Are you in the LOOP? It was to get people to understand twitter parties and how they can participate.
Now that Facebook has added click-able hashtag capabilities I thought I should write an update.
A hashtag which is essentially the number sign # and it makes whatever is right beside it searchable.
On Facebook if you click on the hashtag, a screen pops up & lists every post with that hashtag in it.
Give it a try. Copy and paste this to your status bar
Ok I'm getting the hang of this hashtag thing thanks to the post http://ow.ly/m16xq Go #TiaraARMY
After you click post on the status you should see the #TiaraARMY characters turn blue. Now you can click where it says #TiaraARMY and as more and more people start to use this hashtag, the pop up screen will have more and more facebook peeps on it.
It shows you who you have common interests with and perhaps you will make a new connection and you know I'm all about that!
Hashtags are became popular through Twitter but are now also used a lot on Instagram and Pinterest. How will you use hashtags?