Different ways to use Hashtags

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How can hashtags be used? In today's world, language is changing fast—really fast. Hashtags are example of how our language is changing and it's a good thing. #embraceit …

How can hashtags be used? In today's world, language is changing fast—really fast. Hashtags are example of how our language is changing and it's a good thing. #embraceit

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  • 1. DIFFERENT WAYS TO USE#HASHTAGSSometimes you need to stress urgency. #realquick Maybeyou’re trying to read what others think about a tvshow. #DWTS Sometimes there is a level of importance thatonly your voice would normally be able to communicate.#deadserious Sometimes your friends like to poke fun at youwith stuff completely unrelated to what is currently going on.#ronpaul #beards #beardsfordaysandronpaul#Hashtags – They are fun. They should be used often andcorrectly.Here’s how you too can specialize in using hashtags.First, read the history of hashtags in social media. Theperson credited with inventing the hashtag use on Twitteris Chris Messina. Here are two solid articles detailing the
  • 2. history of hashtags. #one #two S/O too all Barcamps I nevermade it too. *If you care to dig deeper and learn about IRCuse of hashtags, read here.Since hashtags so widely accepted for referring to an agreedupon topic, place, theme, subject, idea, it is ok to use themeverywhere. Yes, hashtags don’t (yet) link to a conversationstream on many networks, such as Facebook as they do onGoogle Plus, Twitter, and Instagram. Still, I argue hashtagscan be used in the following places and be effective:emailtext messagesinstant messagespictureshand written letterstv screensartfacebook postsblogsgreeting cards“Ok, so I know the history of what they were invented forand I now know where I can use them, but that doesn’t helpme with how to use hashtags. Can you teach me?”This is the type of question I expect most to hear from mymother(sorry, mom). Here’s the quick and simple: ideas,feelings, thoughts, emphasis, commonalities, trends, topics,tv shows, songs, styles, current events, reflections, and moreare all fair game for hashtags.What to learn more about hashtags? Follow me on theinternet and ask or leave your questions in the comments
  • 3. below. If needed, I’ll write about how not to use a hashtaglater.*BONUS* Follow me on Quora and answer thisquestion: What is the best hashtag ever?