“What are hashtags, anyway? I don’t really get them.”

“They are a way to organize the onslaught. If you have a hashtag, you can find people who are talking about just that one thing. You don’t have to read everything.”

“Oh, so if I’m watching “The Gilmore Girls” and I talk about it using that hashtag, I can have a conversation about the show with other people.”

“Exactly. You got it.”

Please use the open space below the share your first 50 words on the topic “hashtags.”


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

3 thoughts on “Hashtags”

  1. In the TV series NCIS last evening, the lovable, curious and daring forensic scientist, Abby, began a campaign with her co-workers and core of her personal network. It was titled #LIFE ROCKS to counteract the professional concentration on death and its aftermath that usually consumes their energies – and eats at that of the rest of us via this world’s every communications vehicle in motion. Her goal: to convey a personal and unique verbal celebration of colleagues, friends, acquaintances and to challenge others to do the same. Example: #LIFE ROCKS “I celebrate you because of your lively curiosity and courageous creativity.”

  2. Hashtags -hum never a clue to what it is or what it means or what it stands for until now. You have an idea you put it out there and you watch to see how many folks are connected in your thought process. Very interesting. I might give it a try and see what unfolds.

  3. Hashtags are here to stay
    So what they’re,pray?
    A simple ‘H’ gone berserk
    or a cup-holding rack
    A playing card stack
    or waffles back to back
    A primary scaffolding
    A ‘Four -corner ‘ring
    A squarish thing
    A long legged bling

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