In social media, the hash symbol turns any word that directly follows it into a searchable link or keyword on Twitter, FaceBook, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+, and pinterest.
A hashtag becomes a handy shortcut, a way for people to categorise, find and rally around topics and conversations.
Twitter is the birthplace of the hashtag. The platform's conversational, casual nature means that Twitter Hashtags tend to be more adaptable.
Here are some ways you might consider using and writing hashtags:
* share your history
* Tap into what people care about
*convey your personality
Hashtags can help. Here are some other tips:
* Track and follow trending hashtags
* Rite Tag: is a tool that can offer hashtag suggestions.
* Don't use more than two or three hashtags.