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Make more of Twitter: hashtags explained

One of the most common questions posed when I’m mentoring social media is “what’s a hashtag?” Let me explain what it is and why you should use it.

When Twitter first started, tweets were a sea of unfocused nonsense. Users soon realised they needed a filing system and, as many were tweeting from Blackberry mobile phones, hash symbols began to prefix subject words, known in blogging as ‘tags’. Hash before tag became hashtag.

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