Let’s just start with the #Wikipedia definition (We know Wikipedia can be edited by the public, yet there’s factual evidence and citations to prove this): “A #hashtag is a word or a phrase prefixed with the symbol
#, a form of metadata tag. Also, short messages on microblogging social networking services such as Twitter, Tout, identi.ca, or Google+ may be tagged by including one or more with multiple words concatenated, e.g.:
Hashtags provide a means of grouping such messages, since one can search for the hashtag and get the set of messages that contain it.”
So, did you understand that definition? Hashtags are used for search purposes, and to create lists on Twitter and find users on Instagram. Google+ now uses them to integrate specific searches, yet there are some social media sites that they really don’t benefit such as: FACEBOOK!
Whomever decides that connecting Twitter to a Facebook account is a great idea needs to revisit their purpose. #Hashtags DO NOT BELONG ON FACEBOOK! All they do is piss consumers off and annoy your friends even when you think you’ve come up with some cute #punchline! (If you connect Facebook to Twitter it is accepted since you will not be using #hashtags on Facebook you should use a platform such as #Hootsuite as we still do not condone this behavior either).
So, the moral of this blog is: Do some research to find out why you’re doing what you’re doing on social media sites before you become a follower that nobody wants to follow! #WORD