Alright folks, its confession time. I seem to be useless as comprehending Twitter. The question is: “Does that make me a Twit?”
I thought for my final blog it would be appropriate to tackle this; my personal social media void. As part of my interactive lesson, I’m asking all of you who have a twitter account to please add me as per the information in my title! When you haven’t many followers, its very hard to learn twitter interaction
Basics of Twitter for Myself and those of you in the same Boat
“Whenever a user adds a hashtag to their post, it’s able to be indexed by Twitter and becomes searchable or discoverable by other users. Once someone clicks on that hashtag, they’ll be brought to a page that aggregates all of the posts with the same hashtags, in real-time.”Jackson, Dominique. “How To Find Popular Twitter Hashtags” https://bit.ly/2rIRfOr
I’m going to try and write that from memory–“whenever a user adds a hashtag to their post, its able to be indexed by Twitter, and becomes searchable or discoverable by OTHER users….” So that means, if someone uses my hashtags on Twitter, they will find my post right? RIGHT? Oh dear, I’m having a panic attack.
Perhaps the best way to test this is to actually, post this blog on my twitter feed. Stay tuned.
But how does one create a “branded hashtag?” Does that mean it belongs to you exclusively like #justdoit for Nike?
Hashtag Basics by Dominique Jackson
Here are a few quick rules for how to use hashtags:
- If you’re using hashtags for their intended purpose (categorization and discovery), don’t string too many words together with a single hashtag – this makes it less readable and harder to find.
- On most networks, if you use a hashtag on a public account, anyone who does a search for that hashtag can find your post.
- Don’t #spam #with #hashtags. Avoid over-tagging a single post or adding them to every word.
- Use hashtags only on Tweets relevant to the topic. Trying to get attention by using a mismatch between the content of your Tweet and hashtag looks inauthentic and will cause most readers looking for real info on that topic to dismiss your post or even avoid your account.
All of these things are important to me and my idea of an ethical fashion brand and business. Because someone pays a price for the cheap clothing we buy, though we don’t see them in front of us at the cashier. The Phyllosaurus brand is about consumption with a conscious. Of-course the most conscientious fashion is recycled. But we can’t always find what we are looking for in the aisles of Goodwill.
And so good classmates I appeal to you: HELP THE PHYLLOSAURUS, a dinosaur trying to thwart extinction, learn to use Twitter.
Do you use Twitter for your own business, or just for pleasure? If for business have you seen measurable results?
Jackson, Dominique. “How to Find Popular Twitter Hashtags” https://bit.ly/2rIRfOr