“Every day, hundreds of millions of people use Facebook to share their thoughts on big moments happening all around them. Whether it’s talking about a favorite television show, cheering on a hometown sports team or engaging with friends during a breaking news event — people on Facebook connect with their friends about what’s taking place all over the world,” Greg Lindley, a Facebook product manager, wrote in the blog post. “To bring these conversations more to the forefront, we will be rolling out a series of features that surface some of the interesting discussions people are having about public events, people and topics.”
Facebook officially entered the world of hashtags on (Wednesday, June 12, 2013) by giving 20 percent of its users the ability to search for conversations.
Introducing Hashtags On Facebook:
Starting today, hashtags will be clickable on Facebook. Similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, GooglePlus or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook allow you to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion. When you click on a hashtag in Facebook, you’ll see a feed of what other people and Pages are saying about that event or topic.
- Search for a specific hashtag from your search bar. For example, #NBAFinals.
- Click on hashtags that originate on other services, such as Instagram.
- Compose posts directly from the hashtag feed and search results.
As always, you control the audience for your posts, including those with hashtags.
Hashtags are just the first step to help people more easily discover what others are saying about a specific topic and participate in public conversations. This is also used in ,any social networks. The hash tags are the norm in Twitter to classify tweets. Like for any environment related tweet, I will add a #environment to it. This way people who are searching for ‘environment’ on twitter can find my tweet. The reason for the #tag is that my tweet may not include the word ‘environment’ in it, in which case it will not be shown in the search for ‘environment’ unless I put the #tag.
This way twitter has a large number of hash tags, and I think it is a skill to figure most relevant #tags. For quite some time I was putting #ecology, #gogreen to my green tweets, but now I think #environment is the better tag. I am not sure, I need to research how to figure out the best #tag for a tweet.
Now as Facebook has twitterified and status updates on it are searchable, its time to use #tags for it as well. Especially for people with Facebook Fan pages, one way to increase your facebook pages reach is by putting relevant #tags and using good keywords for your status updates.
Facebook has finally succumbed to users’ excessive demand of the Twitter styled hashtags and will be incorporating them in the social media site. According to a report by Wall Street Journal, the iconic #tags will be a part of Facebook’s infrastructure, making it easier to search and group content on the social networking platform. The #tags will enable aggregate events and trends as well as allow users to be able to click on the hashtag to see a group of status/posts with same keyword.
Facebook Mention Tags?
Facebook already uses a tag “@” which is used to involve a friend of yours or mentioned him in a conversation and to tag him/her. The “@” feature is also being used in Twitter to send a tweet to someone. So you can see that facebook is copying all the features of twitter to make himeself popular and it’s 100% right also…
Facebook announced Wednesday that it will introduce clickable hashtags to the site, a move that on the surface seems like a trivial update that will bring a standard social media feature to the world’s most popular social networking site. After all, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Google+ all already have hashtags, which function as tags people can click to see all posts that include a specific term.
How Do I Use HashTags?
Hashtags turn topics and phrases into clickable links in posts on your personal timeline or your Page, and help people find posts about topics they’re interested in. To make a hashtag, write # (the number sign) along with a topic or phrase written as one word and add it to your post (ex: I walked up so many hills today! #SanFrancisco).
Where To Find #HashTags URL?
When people click a hashtag, they’ll see a feed of posts that have been shared with them that are also using it. Now, Facebook cordially invites users to fill their status posts to the brim with hashtags and discuss things communally, the way they do on Twitter and integrating Instagram with Facebook should be a welcome addition. It’s very simple, After adding any hashtags, it will created a page if not used ever or will be viewable in pre-built hashtags page having url: (https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/YOURDESIREDTAG)
Yes, It’s a very helpful upgradation in Facebook because it’s the world biggest social network. Using this #Tags, you can increase your status/photo/video views through providing to your friends and fans and also those who are not in your circle but using the #Tags that you added in your status. Is not great?
We’ll continue to roll out more features in the coming weeks and months, including trending hashtags and deeper insights, that help people discover more of the world’s conversations.