Our most recent #HashChat was all about building community through hashtags. Hashtags are not just a way to express yourself when used regularly hashtags help connect those with shared interest. In most cases the beginning of a hashtag to connect can move well beyond the original intent as your community grows and the hashtag evolves.
Our panelists included @Momfluential (co-founder of Hashtracking), @CentsibleLife (who hosts a regular #CentsChat for readers), @TAMcDonald (one of the tweeters behind @NoKidHungry and their related hashtags), @BruceSallan (who hosts the well loved #DadChat from 6-7pm each Thursday) and of course our @Hashtracking handle.
There is a lot to learn in the transcript both from the questions we asked and the great questions our #HashChat community asked. Here are a few highlights.
Most of us forget, purpose is not mutually exclusive from profit. They key is to have both by knowing your community. #HashChat
— Tim McDonald (@tamcdonald) June 19, 2014
Twitter is powerful but noisy & overwhelming. Twitter chats filter the noise & connect you with community of good people! #HashChat
— Brian Fanzo (@iSocialFanz) June 19, 2014
There’s MUCH to be critical of SoMe – but the access to people EVERYWHERE is unprecedented! #HashChat
— Bruce Sallan (@BruceSallan) June 19, 2014
A2: Community-based hashtags keep the conversation going beyond a particular event or campaign. #HashChaT
— Ciaran Blumenfeld (@momfluential) June 19, 2014
— Kelly Whalen (@centsiblelife) June 19, 2014
The mission of a hashtag is NOT telling You where to broadcast. It’s telling You where to listen. #HashChat
— Stephen J. Caggiano (@StephenCaggiano) June 19, 2014
Find all the details, stats and a transcript in our #HashChat Hashtracking report.