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Facebook Debuts Hashtags

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Facebook today is officially unveiling hashtags to its platform after three months of industry speculation that it would make such a move. Hashtags, which are hugely popular on Twitter (and, to lesser extents, Instagram and Google+), should theoretically make the social media giant more conversational and could have significant search engine optimization implications.

When it comes to the latter, let’s say a brand puts a hashtag in its television or out-of-home advertising. Up until now, a Google search for that term would at least nine out of 10 times produce a Twitter link at the top of the results. Now, the consumer might instead be led to Facebook’s property. Hashtags should also affect Facebook.com search results.

Read more: Facebook Debuts Hashtags, Urges Advertisers to Use Them | Adweek.

The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags

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Are you into Twitter chats?

The folks at Edudemic have compiled a list of 390 hash tags you can use to get involved in these chats.

The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keyword or topic in a Tweet. Any Twitter user can categorize or follow topics with hashtags.Those hashtags (usually) mean something and are a great way to get a tweet to appear in search results or discussion monitoring.

For example, the popular #edchat hashtag is used by thousands of users every Tuesday. It makes it easy (sort of) for people to monitor what’s happening in the conversation rather than having to try and guess what topics you should search for. By having a conversation on Twitter using hashtags, you also make it easy for any other Twitter user to join in.

The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags | Edudemic.