Twitter Number Signs
Anyone who has had a conversation about Twitter may have seen or heard illustrations like this:
What does that # mean? Well the #, or pound sign, symbol in the Twitter world is known as a hashtag. Putting this hashtag in front of a consecutive string of letters allows you to use that word or phrase as a category in a Twitter search. So you can do a search for “#tablets” on Twitter and every person who has tweeted and referenced “#tablets” in their tweet will show up in the search results.
You can also save that search within Twitter so that if it is a topic you want to follow, you can reach it easier. This comes in handy when searching for news on particular topics, jobs or following along with a live event.
What are some of your favorite hashtags to follow?
P.S. My two favorites are #entrepreneur and #technology.