WHAT ARE TAGS USED FOR? Using a word or short code preceded by # allows you to group Tweets together Good for conferences, gatherings, conversations Using a tag allows you to find others who are interested in the subject and helps you connect
#ETAG2013 – AN EXAMPLE At this year’s Edinburgh Tourism Action Group conference, the organisers spread the word about the conference and declared a tag #ETAG2013 They included this in the joining instructions for the conference People attending the conference used the tag to tweet information
FINDING TAGS TO FOLLOW Listening to Radio, TV programmes now give tags for you to Tweet comments - #GBBO for The Great British Bake Off #R2Folkawards – Radio 2 Folk Awards http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01ps9dy/live Weekly Twitter events #FF or #FollowFriday Check with organisers of an event Look at your time-line and search by tags from people you follow Look at “Trending topics” on Twitter
TAG DIRECTORIES http://tagdef.com/ http://www.hashtags.org Both directories where you can search for a tag you’d like to use to see if it has been used before. Can add your own tag definition This is a Google Spreadsheet list of Twitter Chats: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Apr v5ylG3L56dGs1Z1NTXzNNUnZZZ3JMQ2Vyc0xoN 3c#gid=0
PARTICIPATING IN A TWITTER CHAT If you or your event wishes to participate in a Twitter Chat, all you do is append the tag to your Tweet e.g. #ScotlandHour To save you typing tag every time, and to monitor a conversation, you can use: http://tweetchat.com/
IT’S ALSO FOR FUN! People use tags on Twitter for fun or irony too #JCHMB – Jings, Crivens, Help Ma Boab! Used a lot by @Mr_Paw_Broon – a fun parody account on Twitter #nowplaying – to talk about games or music
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