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Using hashtags to follow conference tweets

Many conference twitterers use hashtags in their tweets. Hashtags help identify tweets on a subject or event and those who are twittering. Include a hash sign immediately before the ‘official’ tag of the conference  in your tweet and services such as Hashtags and Twemes will pick up the tweet. If you are a twitterer, you will first have to ‘follow’ hashtags on Twitter itself. Then hastags will automatically follow you and monitor your tweets. If you want your hashtagged tweets to be picked up by Twemes you must have a photo or image in your Twitter profile. No image, no listing in Twemes (apparently it is an anti-spam measure).The hashtag can appear anywhere in your tweet, for example ‘#interlend08 Public libraries losing USPs e.g. supplying out of print books. Lots of online competition e.g. ABEbooks’.

If you just want to see what has been twittered about a conference, simply go to http://www.hashtags.org/ or http://twemes.com/ and browse or search for the tag.

Hashtags for interlend08

Hashtags for interlend08

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July 4, 2008 - Posted by | Twitter | , ,

1 Comment

  1. Great explanation of the use of Hastags. Thanks

    Comment by Karrine | November 18, 2008


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