The definition from Twitter whose users use hashtags to connect Twitter conversations “The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.”
Today we are at the Small Business Summit 2011 and people talking about the conference on sites like Twitter are encouraged to use the hashtag #smallbizsummit. Here are some uses of how people are using the hashtag:
- Conversation on Twitter : http://twitter.com/#!/search/smallbizsummit
- Image on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=35899785%40N00&q=smallbizsummit&m=text
- Searching for the Hashtag on Bing http://bit.ly/gtVpsJ
- Google search : http://goo.gl/6BUxX
Hashtags on Twitter also allow you to see “trending topics” which are hashtags that are generating a lot of tweets on Twitter (see picture).
If you have more questions pleae comment below. Live from #smallbizsummit in New York.