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Why Are Common Hashtags Being Dissed?

hashtagIn the past week, I’ve come across two social media blog posts advising people using Twitter to avoid including common word hashtags in their tweets.

In the post “30 Terrible Pieces of Social Media Advice You Should Ignore“, Ellie Mirman says that using common hashtags in your tweets “makes you look…like a Twitter newbie who’s trying to game the system” and that this practice is  “also commonly referred to as ‘hashtag hijacking'”.  Really?  Let’s consider the two primary ways that hashtags can provide value for people using Twitter (or Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, or other social media platforms that support them). Continue reading

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