Hashtag

A lesson on the rules of using hashtags, and how they are used in the real world.

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Hashtag

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A lesson on the rules of using hashtags, and how they are used in the real world.
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  1. Hashtag Rules

    Slide 3 - Hashtag Rules

    • 1: DON'T OVERUSE - use a maximum of two hashtags in your tweets or Facebook posts. If you use too many your followers will think you are spamming them.
    • 2: KEEP THEM SHORT — tweets are restricted to 140 characters you don’t want a hashtag taking up 50% of the letters in your tweet, there is however no limit to Facebook post length but keep them short to avoid annoying your fans/friends.
    • 3: DEFINE YOUR TAG - in a tag directory such as tagdef.com, give your tag a meaning you can also search for the meaning of existing tags.
    • 4: NO SPACES OR PUNCTUTION - make sure there are no spaces in the words preceding the hashtag or punctuation, as it will break the link.
  2. Here are some sample tweets that use hashtags (in bold) to add context, humor and voice:

    Slide 5 - Here are some sample tweets that use hashtags (in bold) to add context, humor and voice:

    • Let the weekend begin! #TGIF
    • Wearing socks with Crocs is so stylish #kidding
    • Just dropped my second ice cream cone. #fail
    • I hate when people smoke e-cigarettes indoors. #annoying #rude #whygodwhy
    • The movie #Gravity is beautiful, but so terrifying! #nevergoingtospace
    • I’m loving 'The Sound of Things Falling' by Juan Gabriel Vasquez #FridayReads
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