While #hashtags are a relatively new “buzz word” over the last decade its a word that a vast majority of us use daily in our own lives.
So what exactly are #hashtags? Lets take a look at the official definition of a hashtag.
Lets be honest hashtags have become a part of modern culture, their place hasn’t been restricted to appearing just on our social media accounts, #hashtagged phrases have been used on everything from t-shirts to mugs and cushions.
They have even found their way into general conversion with phrases such as #sorrynotsorry!”
In terms of social media, #hashtags were first found on Twitter and slowly have found themselves used on all other social media channels. Facebook was the most recent social media site to get on board and add the # functionality.
Hashtags are great for both setting and finding the latest trends. They can be key to social media campaigns going viral.
The great thing about hashtags is that it’s up to you, how you use them.
You can find the latest trends and use one of them or you can set your own.
When a user clicks on the hashtag it will bring up all the tweets, posts or images that have used that hashtag.
So now we have looked at what a hashtag is, lets move on and see how hashtags are relevant to your business!