Hopefully by now everyone knows what a hashtag is beyond an annoying way that kids talk today.
Or a scroll at the bottom of a TV show.
Hashtags began randomly enough in 2007 and became popularized during the San Diego wildfires of that year.
They allow users of Twitter (and now every other social media) to search and find topics. They are now hyperlinked in the status, so all you have to do is click to get your search results.
Which brings me to random acts of hashtags.
There is a marketing conference taking place right now. I have several friends attending the conference, and they are all using a different hashtag.
@heather_morse It’s been tough to follow, that’s for sure.
— Jill Clark Rako (@JillRako) January 23, 2014
Rather than be able to follow one conversation, there are several conversations taking place.
Since I am fortunate to follow many people in my industry, I was able to catch on pretty quick to what was going on with the three separate hashtags.
Unfortunately, I am not that invested that I will build out a multiple hashtag search result into one stream.
You lost me. And you lost me in several places: