Gettin’ h*sht*gged

Posted: December 31, 2009 in social media, Twitter
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Hashtags. They’ve made the list for 2009 word of the year from Oxford Dictionary.  Okay, well individual hashtags have not, but as a term they sure have.  And my how they come in useful.  From labels to sarcasm, hashtags are the new duey decimal system of social media 2.0.

Some of the common ones you’ll see:

  • #fail
  • #journchat
  • #yyc (or other airport codes for location tagging… like #yvr or #yeg)
  • #followfriday or #ff
  • #oilers, #flames, #nhl

Some that are trending today:

  • #10yearsago
  • #Y2K
  • #happynewyear
  • #in2010

Some that have made a big splash in the past:

  • #h1n1
  • #tigerwoods
  • #iranelection

And then some randoms I like to seek out:

  • #cantmakethisshitup
  • #yycdonairs
  • #yycgno/yyckno

There are some that are frustrated by the over use of some simple hashtags, such as #yyc.  The way I see it, it’s forcing us to become more creative in their use.

I’ll add more as I think of them.  But seriously, pay attention to the hashtag.  Get a feel for how people use them.  I’ve LMAO at a number of them and a hashtag can put such a spin on an otherwise plain tweet.

  1. Jim says:

    You forgot #Flames

    #HNY Wendy 🙂

  2. Wendy Peters says:

    Nope… they’re there. Right after the #oilers… where they should be :p. #HNY Jim. haha.

  3. Angela says:

    Booyeah! Hands up for #cantmakethisshitup!

  4. John Tyler says:

    I have a hashtag-based business idea!

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