The Power of the Hashtag

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Hashtags have become an essential part of social media. They were originally used as a way to tag or mark topics in a post on social media. For example I could tweet about a library event without a hashtag which would be perfectly acceptable. But if I added the hashtags #Oamaru #Library and #NZ it could increase the amount of people who would see the tweet, because anyone who searches for those hashtags will see the post. They can also be used as a professional development tool, for example, following the hashtag from a conference to see all the tweets.

Below are some resources that go into more detail about how to use the hashtag like a pro:

The do’s and don’t of how to use hashtags via Hootsuite 

How to use hashtags on Facebook

How to use hashtags on Twitter

How to use hashtags on Instagram

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