I wish everyone used TWITTER.
If a person does not use Twitter there is a good chance that they do not know what a Hashtag is – let alone how to use one.
Just to make things clear, you cannot eat a hash tag for breakfast. (however this might be a really cool menu item for just the right restaurant)
A hashtag is a way for people to search for tweets that have a common topic.
Let me give you an example:
Let’s say you love the TV show Survivor.
If you search on Twitter for #survivor (or #SURVIVOR because it’s not case-sensitive), you will get a list of tweets related to the TV show. What you won’t get are tweets that say “I am a Cancer Survivor” because “survivor” isn’t preceded by the hashtag.
When it is all said and done, Hashtags allow us to create communities of people interested in the same topic by making it easier to find each other and to share information.
Here are the 7 most popular Hashtags from the past 12 months
(Top 7 Tweet: #rememberwhen our parents paid for everything)
(Top 7 Tweet: I like country music #confessiontime)
(Top 7 Tweet: I can’t believe I get to write for The Top 7 #thankful)
(Top 7 Tweet: Winning a challenge with my brother Jeff #ohjustlikeme)
(Top 7 Tweet: I can run faster than my brother Jeff #wheniwaslittle)
(Top 7 Tweet: #haveuever gotten free stuff in the mail?)
(Top 7 Tweet: Family, faith, friends and basketball #icantlivewithout)
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