Why Hashtags Matter to Small Businesses

You see them everywhere: on the latest episode of The Voice, on the Ford commercial during the Superbowl, and they’re all over social media. But do they mean anything?...more

The New Commander-In-Chief - The Hashtag

My Grandmother once said, "You know Karen, you can't save the world. Start worrying about yourself and stop worrying about everyone one else."It took a long time, but eventually I was able to make decisions that were best for me; what I could handle and what I could afford - physically, emotionally and financially. If she were alive today, Gram would give many people the same advice.We have become a media nation - we gauge what is trending and we run with it. Politics follow the same model....more

Wedding Hashtags: #AwesomeIdea or #DoingTooMuch?

In the age of what some consider to be "over-sharing" and having instant access to, well, everything, it is no surprise that more couples are taking to social media to share the joy of their wedding celebrations. As I comb through Facebook, blogs, Twitter, and Pinterest, I almost feel like I'm a guest at weddings around the world. No longer do couples have to wait for their $2500 photography packages to be emailed and delivered; guests can now share wedding ceremonies with the world in real time....more
I had friends get married out of state just two weeks ago. I couldn't go to the wedding due to ...more

Goodbye #Hashtags, Goodbye @Replies, Hello Unhelpful New Twitter?

Twitter let on today that it might do away with hashtags and @replies on the site, and no, this isn't an early April Fools joke. ...more
Without the @ replys and hashtags, Twitter can not be social. It would lose all relevance.more

Can Hashtag Activism Inspire Real Life Social and Political Changes?

2013 was a year of anti-racist activism online. Barely a week has gone by in the past couple of months without a race-based meme....more
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Hashtags: Love Them or Hate Them?

Hashtags: we're told they're useful when you're trying to find a lot of thoughts on a single topic such as a television show. They definitely help people participate in Twitter chats so they can see all the tweets in the discussion. And sometimes they add a meta level to a tweet. But taking their usefulness aside, how do you really feel about hashtags? ...more
I love them! Hashtags are my go to when researching, looking for thought leaders and my hobbies. ...more

The Dos and Don’ts of #Hashtag Marketing

Now that Facebook is considering using #hashtags for the new platform, I thought it necessary to write a blog about the good use of hashtags in your marketing campaigns. In today’s social media world, hashtags are a powerful marketing tool. For those new to these little social utensils, here is an education on how you can use them:...more

#Hashtags Part 1: Twitter and Facebook

If you are new to social media, or just not one to become obsessed with all the tips, tricks, and interworkings of getting noticed on the web, you may be wondering what all these #hashtags are that are floating around....more
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Conference Corner: BlogHer '11 Session Hashtags

At BlogHer ’11, each breakout session and keynote had its own twitter hashtag. This way, attendees could include their tweets in the larger #BlogHer11 stream, or they could hyper-focus on panels with things they were learning, people they were meeting, what they were doing, etc. A number of attendees have requested a full list of conference hashtags, so we’ve included them in the table below, organized by breakout session.THURSDAY, AUGUST 4th...more

Highlights from the Social Media Success Summit 2010

Over the last three weeks, Web Success Team has been attending the Social Media Success Summit 2010. It is a live online conference with some of the world’s leading social media gurus like Guy Kawasaki and Mari Smith....more