Hashtags seem to be a way of grouping together tweets that are about the same thing or a common group. You just put the hashtag symbol # in front of a key word - for example, I recently tweeted about a quilt I was making for the Children in Need charity, so I added #RedNoseDay
into my tweets about the quilt.
The common theme can then be easily found by people searching for the topic - I take part in an on-line craft event a few times a year and we try and retweet each other's tweets to increase the advertising. So to save time searching among the 100s of tweets in my feed, I just type in #CRAFTfest
in the search field at the top of the page and up they all pop - even tweets from people I am not currently following.
Of course, it only works if other people have used the #tag for a particular phrase. You will find loads for big events such as Red NoseDay, famous celebs, or even productions such as as lots of people are tweeting about these. And of course, lots of different groups can use the same phrase - for example I just searched for #childrenstheatre to see what would happen and got tweets from a lot of different groups across the world - great if you are just browsing, not so good if you are looking fora particular one!
I couldn't find any #NAPM
, so no one has used these yet with a #. I couldn't find this site as a Twitter account either - not yet anyway!
Thank you Lakeview
for your suggestions of who to follow - I've already taken a look - brilliant - and I've followed you too. We have some common causes - I also love musical theatre and I'm an accountant - albeit in the NHS! If you, or anyone else, comes across any good twitter accounts from people who are into stage costume design - can you please let me know - you'll find me on Twitter @TheOldButton
or on my blog http://theoldbutton.blogspot.co.uk/