Annette Fowler


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I’ll admit it, I’m a little bit behind the bandwagon on Twitter.  I have a Twitter account and understand the basic concept, but my coworkers (particularly the Social Media geniuses!) are far superior in this area of social networking.  Which is why I found myself going to my favorite technical definitions site ( today to figure out just what the heck people use “hash tags” for… I’ve heard of them here and there and see thinks like “#northcarolinabasketball” in some of my friends’ FaceBook posts, but didn’t really understand what they did.  So, if your a little bit behind like me, here’s the down-low:


What is a hashtag?

A hashtag is a tag used to categorize posts on Twitter (tweets) according to topics. To add a hashtag to a tweet, you just preface the relevant term with the hash symbol (#). That will allow people who follow that topic to find your tweet and perhaps follow you as well.