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What is a #Hashtag? Is #Hashtags Dying? Twitter Search Wins?
What the heck is a #Hashtag?
Ever notice in Twitter World that people have been using "#" signs in front of "Keywords" or "Groups" or "Locations" ?
Well these so called # groups are called "Hashtags" what is a hash tag you may ask?
Hashtags are used to create real time track records of creating groups on twitter. Placing the # sign in front of keywords or targeted groups, makes it easier to track all conversations in the twitter timeline via search.
Hashtags were most notable during the San Diego forest fires in 2007 when Nate Ritter used the hashtag "#sandiegofire" to identify his updates related to the disaster.
Some links to check out.......
http://hashtags.org/ is the website to track real time Twitter Hashtags being invented/used.
http://twitter.com/hashtags is the twitter account to follow in order to submit your new hashtags.
The famous Chris Messina who started the idea of using Hashtags on twitter as a new means of grouping found here on his blog.
Youtube video of Bwana explaining what is a hashtag.
Is #Hashtags dying?
Ok now that we are all caught up on hashtags, lets look deeper shall we.
Matt Browne wrote a great article on the Death of ... more
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