Just When I Thought I Was Getting the Hang of It...

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FB unveils the #Hashtag

I think I'm getting old...I used to really love all the new technology 15-20 years ago. Now I cringe every time something new happens!

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I just mentioned my blog in a new post on my Google+ page and "#Blogging" instantly appeared in the upper right corner of the new post, along with this pop-up note:

Hashtags help people discover more

Google+ now shows hashtags related to your posts. Remove ones that aren't a good fit.

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I think I'm in #Hashtag #Hell

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You have to put the #word into the search bar on FB

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

You have to put the #word into the search bar on FB

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Well what's the point then?? Who would know to do that? Not me. I just type in the search bar what I am looking for and it usually just comes up or a link to it. But I will try just for the heck of it.

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no link on any #hashtags in my FB feed....  maybe it is to help the feed on Twitter if you have them both feeding each other? 

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I just came across this in a travel e-mail I subscribe to. It's the first time I've seen the # in action!

Please join me Friday at 11 a.m. EDT for Family Travel Live. We'll be talking about a side of Philadelphia visitors rarely get to see. Just follow the #familytravel hashtag on Facebook, Google Plus or Twitter for details and then tune in for our live YouTube wrap-up. 

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It still doesn't work for me. When I mouse over say this: #Familytravel Live  I get no link. I only get it if I mouse over it on the twitter feed.  Oh I don't care. Sad

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I guess there's some sort of hashtag etiquette. I see them most at the end of the post and I know with twitter, you're encouraged not to use too many of them, especially when you first start. I'm a real novice at this stuff, so if someone else knows, can you educate us?

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Personally, I think they are a bit annoying.  I understand the concept and it is neat to pull it up and see all the related posts.  But, when I'm trying to read a sentence my brain keeps having to stop and process the hashtag and make sense of the phrase and try to figure out how all the hastags apply to the photo.  I dunno... it's just annoying   IMHO

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I tested it out, and it only shows RECENT posts with the hashtag, so anything I posted yesterday won't come up today. You can view my last photo on our facebook page here, click a # and see what comes up.

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Ok I guess I really don't get this. I see these # next to a bunch of words on your page but they don't do anything. What is this supposed to be / do???

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Those words are actually links - you should see them underlined or in light blue.  When you click on them, you will get a pop-up that lists all the posts on FB that are using that same hashtag.  So, I clicked on the word #granny on one of her posts and got to see a ton of posts by all sorts of people talking about their beloved grannies.   Some of them only had posts from JB in the list - like #blueridgeparkway.  I might need to change that =)

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mine did not show any links. I moused over and NOTHING. just the #words show

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It's used a lot on twitter. The word after the hashtag is a catagory of interest. So, if a post has #breakfast, you'll see a list of posts that were done where the poster chose to highlight #breakfast because they were posting something of interest dealing with 'breakfast'.

If you have a point of interest, you can do a post and then #pointofinterest    Now someone on FB could do a search #bedandbreakfast, #kidfriendly and if there are people who posted about that with hashtags, you'll get a list in your search

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I've seen it, but I still don't know what it means or how to use it.

Doesn't have something to do with Twitter?

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Proud Texan wrote:

I've seen it, but I still don't know what it means or how to use it.

Doesn't have something to do with Twitter?

THANKS!  I am not alone!   Someone please explain all this #stuff.  blush

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Once I get over trying to learn a new way, it might work well for lodging. You know, #b&b, hotel,#SanFrancisco, etc.

 

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To me it will always be a pound sign.

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Arkansawyer wrote:

To me it will always be a pound sign.

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Yes, because instead of reading actual words, now we have #unimportant things highlighted for us with a #hashtag to try to make them more important. #stupidity.

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