Now I’m sure this is going to sound like a load of #hogwash to those of you unfamiliar with the technicalities of a #Twitter #hashtag, and for those of you who are familiar it will be so boring, you may as well stop #reading now and come back in a couple of days in the hope that I’ve regained my #sanity and written about something semi-interesting.

Anyway, back to my chosen #subjectfortheday, and I really don’t care if no one reads past this point. At least I #amwriting. The whole point is that with the simple addition of a hash (#), the thingie in the brackets, to the beginning of a word or phrase makes it searchable, therefore findable on Twitter. The only rules are simple. Rule No1, No spaces. End of rules.

So if I want to see what’s #happening in the world of #curling or #waterballet or #mywifehasleftme I just do a quick search, click, and I have a list of sometimes thousands of tweets to read. Great huh? So fascinated by the world of hashtags, I’ve even started to search hashtag.org to discover new and fascination subjects like #sillycat #gwot #supervisoring and #freiheitstattangst for you German readers.

So what is #mypoint here? Well none really except that I will be using a new #mystery hashtag soon. One that will probably have no significant effect on the world of Twitter whatsoever, but it will be mine, so there :P. #HAL will be my signature hashtag for a while, or at least until I get #bored with #HAL and have another less than bright idea.

In the meantime, you’re welcome to use my super mysterious #HAL hashtag too.

So? See you on Twitter :) #HAL #HAL #HAL

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3 thoughts on “#HASHTAG #HAL

  • 21/04/2011 at 4:14 am
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    That was a #funread. Nice post, Derek. Or should I say #HAL? :)

  • 21/04/2011 at 5:15 pm
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    #HAL it is!

  • 25/01/2012 at 9:59 am
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    #Themostdifficultthing for me is writing that hash tag phrase without spaces. It’s like rubbing my tummy while tapping my head.

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