Sarah Booker

27/11/2010

So that’s how a hashtag works…

Filed under: Twitter — Sarah Booker Lewis @ 9:45 am
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There is always a hashtag search buzzing away in the background while at work.

It’s another window, or two, or three, on Tweetdeck monitoring my interest du jour.

The tag maybe related to a journalism or social media conference I’m interested in, or a trending topic, it changes.

Yesterday (Friday, November 27) there was a great deal of activity on the #demo2010 tag as students started occupying more universities, and tweets were full of pictures and videos from demonstrations on Wednesday, November 24.

After updating colleagues on which of their old unis  were taken over by students one asked me: “How do you know this stuff and find it on Twitter?”

Then I explained how I followed the hashtag. It’s a simple way to find everything posted on a particular theme, topic or event.

Hence his final comment: “So that’s how a hashtag works…”

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3 Comments »

  1. I’m a regular blogger and I have NO idea how a hashtag works….it sounds like a magic solution and I’m hooked. Time to go and google….

    Comment by kateshrewsday — 27/11/2010 @ 9:48 am | Reply

    • You’re better off looking at Twitter really.
      #uksnow is trending at the moment and tweets with this tag, a postcode and a rating out of ten are plotted on a map: http://uksnow.benmarsh.co.uk/

      Comment by Sarah Booker — 27/11/2010 @ 9:55 am | Reply

  2. […] So that's how a hashtag facility… « Sarah Booker […]

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