You Asked: What in the Heck are Hashtags?

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th-3Welcome to the Cow Pasture’s, You Asked, the Experts Answer.

First up, a question from a recent Twitter chat. “What are hashtags and how do I use them? ”

I’m definitely not the expert on Twitter. So, let’s ask the experts.

Hashtags Defined by Twitter

 “The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.” 

 How to #Hashtags: 

  • Anyone can use a hashtag.
  • Place the # before a keyword (without spaces) to help categorize Tweets; examples include (#writingcontest, #flashfiction).
  • To find trending topics and those talking about it, search by the #keyword.
  • Can be placed anywhere in a Tweet and as a keyword in a blog post.
  • Use, clear, memorable, and common hashtags (those universally understood).

Advantages of Using Hashtags:

  • Lead to connections.
  • A search by #hashtag will…

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