October 19, 2009 Peter

Twitter Hashtag #2have2hold For Breast Cancer

Just two more days until the “To Have And To Hold” photo shoot and pretty much everything is in order. We just got permission to shoot in the fabulous Fox Theatre here in Atlanta and I can’t wait to show what a great venue that is. BUT FIRST, in order to keep everyone on the same page and not swamp twitter with tweets from the shoot, I have created the hashtag #2have2hold to be used for updates.  As a reminder a twitter hashtag is…well let me just give you everything twitter gives on it . . .

Hashtags Introduction

Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. They’re like tags on Flickr, only added inline to your post. You create a hashtag simply by prefixing a word with a hash symbol: #hashtag.

Hashtags were developed as a means to create “groupings” on Twitter, without having to change the basic service. The hash symbol is a convention borrowed primarily from IRC channels, and later from Jaiku’s channels.

hashtags.org provides real-time tracking of Twitter hashtags. Opt-in by following @hashtags to have your hashtags tracked.  Similarly, Twemes offers real-time tracking without the necessity of following a specific Twitter account.  Also, with their purchase of Summize, Twitter itself now offers some support of hashtags at their search engine: http://search.twitter.com. Other services such as TweetChatTweetGrid, and Twitterfall are also popular for following hashtags in real-time.

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