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Hshtags (Search Engine)

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Hshtags (Search Engine)

At this point you can select to search hashtags on Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Twitter and Vimeo. Which means, of course, that you have to authorize Hshtags to see your posts, friends, post for you (which I have never understood), etc.

How useful Hshtags will be depends on the subject. I can’t imagine very much content of interest on Facebook, Flickr and Instagram about semantic integration. Could be, not to blame the medium, but it seems unlikely.

For my purposes, searching across both Twitter and Vimeo for “popular” hashtags will be useful (as popular as semantic integration ever gets).

More useful to me would be a search engine that reported tags used by blogs with links back to the blogs using those tags.

That would be really useful in terms of defining communities and using terminology that is widely accepted. Even if just WordPress, Blogger, and other major blogging platforms.

One very nice aspects of Hshtags, the registration is in a large enough font to be easily readable!!! It’s a small thing but deeply appreciated none the less.

I first saw this in a tweet from Inge Henriksen.

Effective #hashtags

Friday, February 24th, 2012

I ran across trying to be more effective with Twitter posts about topic maps.

If I post on the graph database Neo4j, which hashtag should I use: #neo4j or #Neo4j?

In efforts to communicate, saying that listeners “need to be educated,” a phrase from #semanticweb (SemanticWeb, semanticWeb?) circles, is a poor strategy. If your goal is to communicate.

Speakers should use words and phrases listeners are likely to understand.

For Twitter, that means using the most common hash tags for any given subject.

Otherwise you are sexting with different key combinations than everyone else.

Has to be frustrating. ;-)

Oh, the numbers:

Variants: neo4j:79% Neo4j:21%

Variants: semanticweb:66% SemanticWeb:31% semanticWeb:3%

With some research you can improve your Twitter communication skills.