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The Five Star 5 – Hashtags Are Super-Cool

Hashtag Notification Concept

I love hashtags, especially on Twitter!

I use them to:

  • research topics of interest
  • find interesting people who are researching the same things as me
  • respond to questions that people are asking on Twitter & TV (have you seen Jimmy Fallon’s hashtag of the week question?)
  • connect with people locally (I use hashtags to help attract new followers from my geographic region)

But the most fun I had recently, was following a local social media conference via their conference hashtag.

I went to the conference “Friday Night Mixer” but was unable to attend the main conference the following day. Although I was disappointed, I knew that most of the participants were active on Twitter. I looked forward to connecting with people based on their tweets from the break out sessions.

I was BLOWN away!

I made over 75 new connection in 8 hours! Most of them followed back, and I had a blast responding and joining the conversations with those who were tweeting throughout the day.

Still not convinced that hash tags give value?

Time to join the party cause the party is going on without you 🙂