What the HASH?!? What The Hell Is a #Hash Tag…Finally Revealed

What the HASH?!? What The Hell Is a #Hash Tag…Finally Revealed

I get this question all the freakin time! People ask me over and over when I am addressing them about Twitter and mention hash tags. Why is there so much confusion over a simple # sign and a few letters?

I guess it all starts with the geek speak they like to put around it, huh?

Wikipedia  says:

A tag is a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information (such as an internet bookmark, digital image, or computer file). This kind of metadata helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching. Tags are chosen informally and personally by the item’s creator or by its viewer, depending on the system. On a website in which many users tag many items, this collection of tags becomes a folksonomy.

What The Hashtag says:

Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. They’re like tags on Flickr, only added inline to your posts. Hashtags can be created by anyone simply by prefixing a word with a hash symbol: #myhashtag.

OMG, that is way too much geek-speak!!! OK, so let me de-geekify the Twitter Hastag for you…

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Excellent explanation, John!

Excellent explanation, John!

Mommyto3 says:

Great explanation.

The other cool thing you can do with hashtags is go to tweetchat and enter the hashtag without the hash mark and you can follow the live stream using that hashtag only, and you can tweet from there.

Mommyto3 says:

Great explanation.

The other cool thing you can do with hashtags is go to tweetchat and enter the hashtag without the hash mark and you can follow the live stream using that hashtag only, and you can tweet from there.

Use a hash tag to find other people discussing similar interests.

I’ve met people through #secondlife, #nascar and #lom (Life On Mars.)

Besides using hash tags to find your posts as John suggested, people can also use the tags to find you. Offer value in your tweets and you will be ReTweeted and followed.

Check out http://www.hashtags.org/ for more ideas.

Use a hash tag to find other people discussing similar interests.

I’ve met people through #secondlife, #nascar and #lom (Life On Mars.)

Besides using hash tags to find your posts as John suggested, people can also use the tags to find you. Offer value in your tweets and you will be ReTweeted and followed.

Check out http://www.hashtags.org/ for more ideas.

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Kyle Potter says:

This is LITERALLY not geekspeek or leetspeek or whatever the hell cool language you think you’re speaking. Calling the act of using hashtags a geek language is a gross underestimate of its proliferation – especially because of that godawful website Twitter…. It is so widely used nowadays, that I am almost sure there are more people who are aware of what hashtags mean than there are those who know what html stands for.

Joe says:

Thankyou. You translated that geekspeak perfect!

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Jaye says:

You are soooo groovy man!

bob blowfly says:

dumbest shit I ever heard of.

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