If you follow me on Twitter chances are you may catch one of my cathartic snark filled tweets to relieve some of the internal pressure, kind of like this one:
For those of you who are familiar with HTML, you’ll notice the “/sarcasm“, insinuating that the statement before was filled with sarcasm… which it was. Had I been in a social mindset (instead of the mindset of a raging coder) I would have ended that tweet with #sarcasm, a searchable hashtag in the Twitter system used to categorize content or intended to be viewed as a “thought bubble”.
In September of 2009, the southern U.S. experienced a tremendous amount of precipitation. There were a number of areas that were inundated by water, most notably around the city of Atlanta. During this time the hashtag #ATLFloods became a quickly trending topic as reports of road closures and dangerous conditions flooded Twitter. The hashtag’s use was bolstered by its adoption by responding agencies that appended it to messages related to the disaster.
In December of 2010, New York City experienced a record-breaking amount of snowfall. During this time there were a number of hashtags created and widely used such as #Blizzageddon, #snOMG and #Snopocalypse. While the hashtag #NYCSnow was also used, it seemed to lack the wide spread usage seen in other locations. One contributing factor was the lack of adoption by city agencies.
In February of 2011 Dan Limmer introduced the #EMSGoodNews hashtag. Tired of constantly hearing all of the “bad” news about EMS, Dan wanted to take the opportunity to highlight the good that is being done out there but is often under reported…[Read More @ EMS1.com]
So go one over, give it a read, and feel free to ask a question or offer your own suggestions on #Hashtags.