#Hashtags Hit Facebook – #WhatDoYouThink

The Social Media Incubator

In an announcement by the social networking service giant on Wednesday, Facebook informed users of the rollout of hashtags to status updates. ” Hashtags are best known by Twitter users as a way to take part in trending topics or create your own.

Social Media On The Farm: Crisis Management, Market Research, Education And APIs

The Realtime Report

Not surprisingly, the drought has also attracted a dedicated hashtag, #drought12 , with everyone from farmers to the USDA sharing the latest information and strategies on how to cope. A group called Open Food is collaborating on an open source API to share data about food.

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Hashtags, the Good the Bad, the Oh So Ugly

Janet Fouts

It can’t be over-stated how important it is to research a hashtag before you use it and to give a little thought to what people may do with it once you unleash it on the world. “What if I did an #AskThicke hashtag on twitter?” Hashtags have saved lives too.

Social Media News Ticker: Instagram Launches Bolt, Foursquare Debuts New Logo, Facebook Drops Gifts

The Realtime Report

Twitter testing easier-to-use hashtags – Twitter is testing a feature that will better organize hashtags; it adds an expanded label to some hashtag searches, giving the hashtags “ a sense of legitimacy and order as related to a certain event or subject” (The Wall Street Journal).

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

A powerful multi-purpose Twitter tool that enables you to monitor your personal/brand mentions, retweets, relevant keywords, and hashtags; track competitor mentions and compare performance; switch between multiple Twitter accounts; and report on results. It’s not nonsense hashtags.

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12 Time-Saving Tools for Content Marketers

Convince & Convert

Luckily, no one ever said you have to do it alone—blogs, online magazines, and newspapers are all great sources of inspiration. Trendspottr lets you tap into emerging trends on social media , giving you early signals about hot topics, popular hashtags, and rising influencers.

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[INTERVIEW] Twiplomacy reveal the secrets to communicating with world leaders

Audiense

Now in its sixth year, we’ve opened up the study to monitor their usage on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and others too. The growth of users is not the same as other networks, but it’s big for influencers and is the largest open source of your citizens’ conversation.

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7 Tips to Launch Successful Twitter Promotions

Sprout Social

When you give away prizes like televisions, money or general gift cards, you open the door to tons of freebie seekers. Adidas UK broke into Periscope for the first time early this year by live streaming their #TLKS open-source talk series. TLKS , an open-source talk series.