We like to take a look at the hashtags that different people are using on Twitter among Arkansans. Among those that are used are #arwx, #arnews, #aridea, #arpx and #arleg. These are among the most popular hashtags used.
We call this little glimpse Hashtag Chatter.
We have looked at how hashtags help facilitate conversations.
We look at how it tells a story, informs, educates and gives us news. We have seen how the media have adopted hashtags to help with their input in the conversation.
Arkansans are savvy, social media savvy.
We have also explored some of the different numbers that accompany these hashtags.
Social media has changed the way we relate. Some ways for the better, and some ways, for the worse. Twitter users rally around hashtags and, sometimes, real change happens by the use of a hashtag.
#arleg and #arnews
— Angela Rachels (@arachels) February 18, 2015
— Mark Moseley (@KARKMark) February 15, 2015
— Arkansas Education (@ArkEducation) February 25, 2015
— 1MillionCups LR,AR (@1MillionCupsLR) February 25, 2015
— Todd Yakoubian (@KATV_Weather) February 18, 2015
I use hashtags a lot when I use twitter. Facebook, Google+ and Instagram have all implemented them moving forward. Chatting has become a regular use for hashtags.
I participate, regularly, in a hashtag chat for the Genesis Office Hours podcast. While we are watching the podcast every Thursday afternoon, we chat and ask questions to the host and guests using the hashtag #gohchat on Twitter.
Another hashtag that I see used well is #genesiswp which is a hashtag for WordPress Genesis Framework users. We ask questions, get feedback and share relevant info using the hashtag.
Almost any tech related conference that you might attend are using hashtags. In fact some events, which aren’t tech related, use hashtags. For example, the Little Rock Marathon will use the hashtag #lrmarathon. Anywhere there is a need for social interaction at an event, there is a need for a relevant hashtag.
Articles on hashtags
Using Hashtags to facilitate conversations
Twitter trending and the Oscars + the Weather
Infographic for #aridea hashtag
January #aridea hashtag chatter
Twitter hashtag #arwx in February
Weather takes center stage on Twitter