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Hashtags 101

posted Aug 15, 2016, 11:09 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe   [ updated Apr 29, 2017, 9:53 PM ]
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Hashtags help to organize posts and connect like-minded conversations on tools like twitter and Instagram. Simply put, a hashtag is made of the # symbol and words or phrases that stand for categories of information with no spaces and usually no punctuation. 

Impress your friends with this tidbit - The use of these symbols on social media was invented in 2007 by Chris Messina, a founder of Twitter.

As you may know, hashtags are important for organizing education conversations and can help to create a district or school brand. Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome started the #kidsdeserveit hashtag which has been a mantra and campaign and now a book.

For the most complete resource on Twitter hashtags, twitter edu chats, and suggestions on who to follow when you are getting started, see Cybraryman.
In Moraga SD, we are creating a hashtag that can help shape and identify our conversations. If you are in the Moraga google domain, please take a moment to vote for your favorite hashtag from this list created by the leadership team.

Vote for our hashtag here. (Must be in the Moraga domain.)