It must surely be a proud moment for Chris Messina, a social technology expert, who is credited to have come up with the very first Hashtag on Twitter. He first posted the hashtag #barcamp in August 2007. As of today, it’s been 10 years since the birth of Hashtags. For those who are looking for that tweet with the 1st ever hashtag, here you go:
“how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]?”
Talking about the power of hashtags, right from individuals, brands, companies and governments are leveraging it. Following is an attempt to showcase few examples of how hashtags are being used:
a) Celebrating Employees / FunAtWork :
Amazing way to showcase the culture of the company and create relevant hashtags. This helps both employees and external audience to promote and know about the various celebrations at workplace.
b) Jobs: Enough Said 🙂
c) Corporate Events / Employer Branding:
Companies are using it during events, announcing quarterly results, product launch etc
d) Blogs :
Hashtags are a great way to find relevant blogs, articles around any topic that you are interested in . Do try it out.
e) Contests :
Yet another interesting way to connect and engage with your audience
Would be interesting to know how you are using hashtags and how is it helping you to connect and engage with your employees, audience etc.
So are you all set to enter the amazing world of Hashtags!! You can also get more tips from my previous blog about Hashtags right here – https://goo.gl/mDjWTr