What’s a HashTag?
For those of you just getting in to Twitter you might have noticed these (#) funky little things in your friend’s tweets. The hashtag, as it’s called, is a word preceeded by a pound sign and is used to connect tweets by theme.
For example, if you’re tweeting about fitness you would end with the hashtag #fitness. Doing this would serve two purposes:
1. Make this tweet searchable by the subject fitness
2. Give your Tweet a greater chance for a RT and ultimately a new follower
There are tons and tons of different hashtags out there ranging from ridiculous (#crapsuperpowers) to the practical (#obama). The best way to discover what hashtags work for you is to search for them on the Twitter search or a hashtag search database.
The BEST way to get your tweets out there and build a following is to use hashtags. So jump on the bandwagon and build your social media today.