17 June 2014

Hashtag crazy ...

I'm playing along with Challenge 76 over on Scrapbook Circle which is to create a layout incorporating hashtags.  Interesting.

So what is a hashtag?  

According to Wix.com, a hashtag is a keyword or phrase preceded by the hash symbol (#), that people include in their social media posts. Essentially, it makes the content of your post accessible to all people with similar interests, even if they’re not your followers or fans.  For instance, let’s say you’re an Apple fan and that you’re playing with the idea of buying an iPhone 5. A simple  “#iPhone5″ search on any social network will open a dedicated news feed with all iPhone 5 latest updates, deals, rumors and hacks. The results you see on this feed are the aggregated posts of any users who used “#iPhone5″ in their posts. But usually, users don’t actively search for hashtags, but simply spot them. Hashtags appear as clickable links on posts they see and a mouse click will display a real-time live  feed of every other post tagged with the same hashtag.

Of course in regard to this as a crafting challenge a hashtag could become a symbol # and be used as a featured embellishment on your layout much like Rebecca and Erin have done from the Scrapbook Circle design team or you could use the symbol in place of any other embellishment your would normally use on your page.

Or you could actually use it as it was intended - as a hashtag statement, like I have done on my page.

I sometimes think if you searched #crazy on any social media site you would  soon come up with my son - he's one funny, crazy kid at times :)

1 comment:

Tessa Buys said...

Great page! Thanks for the #hashtageducation :).