Right and Wrong Ways to #Hashtag on Twitter

A consideration of the pointfulness and usefulness of hashtagging.

Why tag with #?

The usefulness of hashtagging

Here are three common types of poor-relevance hashtagging:

1 — Very broad location

e.g. #London
In this example you can see that it would have been more effective to use a more specific hashtag like #londonboroughmarket, #boroughmarket, or #londonbridge (area)… or at least a location+topic tag like #londonshopping #londontourist or #londonfood

2 — Very broad reaction term

e.g. #LOL

3 — Very broad content category term

e.g. #selfie
e.g. #chocolate
e.g. #retro

10 good types of hashtag usage:

Conclusions?

Disseminating GeorgeThought™, Enlightening The Vast Hordes Of The Benighted

Disseminating GeorgeThought™, Enlightening The Vast Hordes Of The Benighted