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How to Identify Relevant Hashtags for Your Business

Identifying the right hashtags is critical when it comes to social monitoring and engagement. This allows us to find the conversations where our …

Marketing

Like everything Facebook does now, adding hashtags is about money

Facebook has always been something of a semi-private playground – a place for you and a few hundred of your closest friends to flirt or swap pictures of parties and babies. But if its recent introduction of hashtags indicates anything, it's that Facebook now wants to become the world's virtual town …

Here’s Why Facebook Wants to Edge In on Twitter’s Hashtags

Although not the inventor of the tool, Twitter has dominated conversations centered around the hashtag (#) for quite some time. As we saw last week, …

Marketing

Twitter and Apple gear up for music service launches

Apple and Twitter are both expected to make significant incursions into the music space in the near future in moves that could challenge Spotify, …

How To Get Followers On Twitter

Status and influence. Most of us seek it, in some form. It is normal to ask “how can I get followers on Twitter?” Or Facebook, Pinterest, or Foursquare. Somehow, we have come to believe like homeruns or touchdowns – that someone is keeping score and we have to increase our batting average in social …

Don't Fire An Employee And Leave Them In Charge Of The Corporate Twitter Account

Yesterday HMV, the beleaguered British entertainment retailer, laid off 190 employees, in an effort to cut costs and right its balance sheet. The company apparently pulled a large group into human resources and gave them the bad news. While this was going on, one employee, Poppy Rose, who had been …

Hashtag Tracking: Why It Matters

Improving your status on Twitter will require you to monitor your activities and progress. Hashtag tracking is one of the important methods that you …

Trends

10 Hashtags Social Media Marketers Should Track

When launching a social media campaign, you should be guided by the right information so you can constantly offer useful content and products to your …

Marketing

Twitter Conundrum: Who Died -- Thatcher, Hatcher or Cher?

Since the death of Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister, the hashtag #nowthatchersdead has been trending well on Twitter. The hashtag has …

Brazil

How Does "Discover" Enhance Your Social Media Experience?

??by??R_rose?<p>Tweets are generated from a variety of signals. These can come from trends and are based on algorithms so that online users can be …

Social Media

Vine Now Includes Hashtags

Individual<p>$49.00/month<p>$539.00 if pre-paid annually<p>Track <b>2</b> Hashtags<p>Compare <b>2</b> Hashtags<p>On Same Chart<p><b>2</b> Saved Views<p><b>1</b> Month Data Storage<p>Export …

Social Media

Twitter for business, 101: Twitter wants to help advertisers ‘tweet to success’

It’s no April Fools joke: Twitter is getting seriously serious about monetization. Just the latest indicator is a refreshed and updated help site the social network launched today for business users. AKA, potential advertisers.<p>The new site includes a short Twitter 101 overview for those to whom …

Most Organizations Still Fear Social Media

In just a few years, social media has come to dominate many of our personal communications. We collaborate daily, sometimes productively, sometimes not. Most organizations, however, still view social media as a threat to productivity, intellectual capital, security, privacy, management authority, …

The 100 Most Popular Hashtags on Instagram

Hashtags were created by Twitter as a means of organizing content and now are found on many social media channels like Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram and others. Using hashtags on Instagram and elsewhere helps users tag content of a particular subject with the # symbol to organize and …

Instagram

How to Use Hashtags in Your Social Media Marketing

Shares 7K<p>Do you use hashtags in your social media marketing?<p>What if someone else is using the same hashtag about a totally different topic?<p>Even …

Teacher projects student's antiteacher tweets in class

A whiny student uses the hashtag #screwyou to complain about his teacher on Twitter. The teacher turns the tables by exposing him in class.<p>What's the point of communicating privately, when you can whine and humiliate publicly?<p>This seems to be the motto du jour of the socially networked classes.<p>It …

Education

Tagboard: Harnessing the Power of the Hashtag

When I first started to use Twitter about three years ago, I saw it more as a social tool, a place where I could let people know what I was up to and …

Paintbot Relies On Hashtags For Ammo

Who would have thought that the power of social media has expanded to such an extent, that it can now be used to remotely control a particular …

Twitter and literature: unlikely bedfellows?

As Twitter gears up for its first fiction festival, a professor from Michigan State University has heralded tweeting as a "new literary practice", …

Brazil

Grammy Awards 2013: Celebrating Pop Music's Demented Excess

Over-the-top performances, dress-code violations and Taylor Swift rocking out in the crowd<p>Remember when the Grammy Awards used to suck every year? …

Jazz

Copying Twitter Hashtags Gives Facebook Yet Another Way to Sell Ads

Say what you will about Facebook, but the social network is not too proud to copy. Facebook is reportedly considering co-opting the hashtags that …

Trends

Hashtags: from Twitter to Facebook

<b>Age:</b> First used on Twitter in August, 2007. So five and a half.<p><b>Appearance:</b> #likethis<p><b>And what exactly is a hashtag?</b> Anything preceded by a #.<p><b>As in?</b> As …

Twitter Could Do $1 Billion in 2014, Says eMarketer

Twitter could generate close to $1 billion in ad revenue in 2014 — the same year it may consider an IPO — and more than half of that will come from …

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