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Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Fun Facts About Hashtags

As a pre-course activity for my PBS TeacherLine class, “Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits” I constructed a hashtag survey. The intent of the survey was for the class to create, vote, and decide on a common hashtag for us to use during our class.

Here are a few fun hashtag facts that I learned in the process:

Engagement Benefits from Hashtags…Sometimes: Posts with 1-2 hashtags have 21% more interest and by extension, more engagement than those without hashtags (Andersen, 2018; Lee, 2018).

 


 

The carbon dating for the first hashtag is circa 2007:

Source: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-hashtags/517028/

 


 

Hashtag Tips from Social Media experts:

  1. Learn from the best- look at the posts of folks you admire or influencers and scroll to see the hashtags they use
  2. Consider related hashtags
  3. Identify hashtags that resonate with you
  4. Proofread your hashtag to make sure it is not being used in a different (or gasp-worthy) context
  5. Only use 1-2 hashtags for maximum engagement from your readers (Anderson, 2018)

Best quote related to hashtagging and social media: The currency of social media is the share. ~Courtney Seiter


There’s even a podcast dedicated to the humble hashtag called– The Science of Social Media


 

Because their purpose is to expand the conversation, Hashtags hug constructivist learning theory.

Source: https://blog.bufferapp.com/a-scientific-guide-to-hashtags-which-ones-work-when-and-how-many


 

Keep practicing your hashtag I.Q. and you will be ready for the next World Social Media day on June 30, 2019

SocialMediaDay

The hashtag for this day is, natch, #SMDay

Happy Hashtagging!!


 

 

References

Andersen, I. (February 15, 2018). Everything you’ve always wanted to know about hashtags. Social Media Today. Retrieved from: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-hashtags/517028/ 

Lee, K. (April 17, 2018). How to Use Hashtags How Many, Best Ones, and Where to Use Them. Buffer Blog. Retrieved from: https://blog.bufferapp.com/a-scientific-guide-to-hashtags-which-ones-work-when-and-how-many

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Love Poems for Mathematicians from Ben Orlin

Ben Orlin  (#mathwithbadhashtags) has one of the most delightful and humorous blogs. Orlin’s blog is called Math with Bad Drawings. For Valentine’s Day, Orlin has showcased his talents with his funny perspective  on Valentine’s Day from a mathematicians’ point of view. Click on the link below to smile a little bit more this Valentine’s Day.

#mathwithbadhashtags is also my Hashtag of the Day.

Love Poems for Mathematicians

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Hashtag of the Day ~ @TeachingLC

The Nation’s Largest Library is just a tweet away~ @TeachingLC

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LOCTwitter

 

Washington, DC · http://www.loc.gov/teachers

 

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Favorite Hashtag #IWillSmileTodayBecause

#IWillSmileTodayBecause

#IWillSmileTodayBecause… it gets better with age!!

 

IWillSmileTodayBecause

 

 

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Favorite Hashtag #DowntonPBS

Impossible to choose from these three:

 and  and

 

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Favorite Hashtag #NationalReadingMonth

March is National Reading Month! Be sure to Get Caught Reading!!

NationalReadingMonthTweet

 

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