Hashtags are a way of adding tags or categories to tweets on Twitter, by prefacing a tag with the hash (#) symbol. It enables one to search for tweets about specific subjects.
You may have seen Facebook statuses have a word that starts with a hash (#). These statuses are tweets that have been pushed to Facebook.
For a hashtag to be useful, it needs to be used by multiple people. The creation of a hashtag dictionary describes an agreed set of hashtags to use, to increase the likelihood of those tags being used. You can search for recent usage of a hashtag on hashtags.org
Learn more about hashtags
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- How to get the most out of Twitter #hashtags
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- Tweet your message to a large audience includes commands for following certain hashtags
Rotaract Hashtag Dictionary
|#RACtalk||Used for regularly scheduled online chats amongst Rotaractors, coordinated by @Rotaract.|
|#ThxRotaract||A hashtag successfully introduced by the Rotaract Club of Semanggi Jakarta as a positive branding exercise.|
Rotary Hashtag Dictionary
|#ricon20XX||For tweets about the Rotary International Convention ( the XX replaced with current calendar year) example #ricon2014|
|#rotary||Basic hash for any tweet about rotary, try doing a search for it on twitter, you’ll see dozens of tweets per second|
|#RotaryChat||A weekly online chat on Tuesdays at 8pm ET (USA) hosted by @geraldmoczynski of the Rotary Club of Tacoma.|
|#ThxRotary||A ROSNF initiative to positively brand Rotary, based on the #thxRotaract idea|
Fellowships Hashtag Dictionary
|#ROSNF||For referring to the Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship|