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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 (Whatis.com) 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:

From http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/hashtag.html:

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.