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You may be wondering what hashtags are and how to use them. A hashtag is simply the hashtag symbol #, followed by a word. The use of hashtags on Twitter is a way to organize and share the information that you put on Twitter. Along with being a great way for regular Twitter users to help organize themselves, hashtags are also a great tool for conference and event planners. The use of hashtags makes is easier for users to follow certain events, or conversations on Twitter.
If you are new to Twitter, or even if you have been using it for a while, you know how hectic it can seem. There are so many people posting so many updates that it is very easy to get lost. By using a hashtag, you are less likely to get as frustrated with the entire Twitter concept.
When you decide to use hashtags, there are a few things to remember. The most important is to not overuse them. You should also make the hashtag easy to identify. Most people will not know what your hashtag means, so make it simple.
There are some tools that you can use to make searching for and following hashtags easier. Hashtags.org is a great way to search for hashtags that are currently being used, and see how much they are being used. You can also search for hashtags by using the Twitter search feature.
So, if you want your tweets to be easier for your followers to keep up with, consider using a hashtag. They are not as confusing as they seem at first.