How To Become a #Tag
For anyone who has been living in a cave the last 18 months or so, a hashtag is used to give context or meaning to a tweet. And a tweet is a 140 character long post on Twitter, but I’m sure you knew that already 😉
I’ll give you an example – people, or tweeple to keep the Twitter lingo going, often use hash tags when live tweeting from an event. That way it becomes easier to make a selection from the tweets that have been send during that event. So it can serve as a reminder after the event, or even give people at home a sense of ‘being there’.
Hashtags are an integral part of the Twitter ecosystem and can often end up on Twitter’s hot topic list. It’s a great tool, but also a very fragile tool – as proven by the Habitat intern. Whilst looking to impress his employers he decided to spam politically delicate hashtags about the Iran Election and such.
Mark Earls used the launch of Google Wave and the huge amount of people desparate for an invite to get Iain onto the Twitter trending topics list.
It seems like people are still a sucker for the old skool chain letter scams.