Friday, February 17, 2017

What is a Hashtag?

What is a hashtag?

A hashtag is a word or phrase preceded by the # symbol.    It is used on Twitter.

The question came up at breakfast the other day and I could not find a very good explanation on internet.

Really, though, it is quite simple.

A hashtag is a means of searching Twitter.

To search Twitter, you simply put that hashtag symbol # ahead of your search criteria, as #smartphones.
To Tweet something so that it can be found, place the hashtag after your Twitter. Such as #smartphones if you are twittering about smartphones.

The benefit of searching Twitter is that you are searching right up to the minute info.

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