When I am looking into something new, I, like many, start with google.
It is a quick way to get initial answers to your question.
I am re addressing where I am with social media and where I want to be.
Today it is a simple and quick google Q and A: what is a hashtag and how does it work.
Here is what I found out and where I found it:
tag: A word or phrase preceded by a hash mark (#), used within a message to identify a keyword or topic of interest and facilitate a search for it. So whenever a user adds a hashtag to their post, it is immediately indexed by the social network and searchable by other users.15 Aug 2014 #google explained
“A hashtag is simply a way for people to search for tweets that have a common topic. For example, if you type #Gravity (or #gravity or #GraVItY, because it’s not case-sensitive) into the Search Twitter box at the top of any Twitter page and hit Enter, you’ll get a list of tweets related to the movie. What you won’t get are tweets that say “Who discovered gravity?” because “gravity” isn’t preceded by the hashtag
Thanks to the websites for sharing and educating me!