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What is a Hashtag? #smallbizsummit

by Shashi Bellamkonda on March 8, 2011

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A hashtag is keyword that connects various pieces of content and helps people easily find the content by searching for the hashtag.

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:

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.

 

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