Recently, I came across a blog post insisting that Twitter hashtags are worthless. Since I happen to be an ardent tagger myself and I’m also big on headlines that deliver their promise, I’ve become intrigued by the claim and decided to dive into the article. After I was done reading, I immediately thought of writing a respectful rebuttal, as I don’t quite agree with the author’s main point and the way he tried to support it. Keep on reading to see if Twitter hashtags may still hold some value for your business communication.
Instagram is a really cool social media platform. It has a super neat looks, especially after the recent minimalistic redesign, it’s visual, dynamic and it lets you connect with people who have similar interests. It’s also great, because you can actually use it for multiple purposes. Some people turn their profiles into private photo albums, others stick to a central theme, businesses use it to engage their existing and potential customers. The fact that Instagram is so in your face, with single photos taking up nearly the entire screen of your phone, makes it easy for some of the less refined users to quickly become annoying. In this post, I’d like to discuss things you should absolutely avoid if you don’t want to become one of them and be blocked by your friends due your poor etiquette.
In Part 1, I’ve laid out the basics when it comes to using hashtags on some of the most popular social media platforms and sprinkled a couple of my own observations here and there, stemming from using social sites on a regular basis. If you’ve only just found this post and don’t feel like an expert hashtag user, I suggest you acquaint with the previous post first. If, however, you’ve read it already, or otherwise feel pretty confident about where and how you tag things, buckle up for a dose of personal remarks on how to best use hashtags on social media.
My presence in the online socialverse has lead me to believe that some people could use a couple of hints to step their hashtag game up. And I don’t mean this in a patronizing way. I’m just trying to extend a helping hand to my fellow social media users. If you’re thinking ‘huh, what does this guy know that I don’t already?’, well, a couple of things, actually, that I didn’t think of before doing research on the topic. So, no matter how much of a hashassin you consider yourself to be, I still reckon that reading this post will not be a waste of your time. Get ready for Part 1 of how to best use hashtags on social media. And Part 2, once you’re done here.