• #help?

    Posted on October 15, 2013 by in social media


    #fun, #whatisit, #confused??

    If you want to get a good laugh about the concept behind the “hash tag”, watch the skit of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake on SNL and you will get a hash tag 101 and a few good laughs.

    For those of you that are not sure the meaning of hash tagging here is a few basics to get you #withthetimes:

    • The “hash tag” or AKA “the pound sign” turns any word or group of words that directly follow it into a searchable link. This allows you to track your topic choice based on those keywords.
    • Never use spaces in your hash tags! If you are using multiple words, you must group them all together. For example: #justintimberlake
    • You can hash tag numbers, but not punctuation marks.
    • The @ symbol is a totally different ballgame. If you Tweet and would like to directly contact them, you @twitter handle.
    • There are no set lists of hash tags. Create your own, be unique, remain consistant and before you know it you can have hundreds or thousands of followers using your hash tag.