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Hashtags 101

posted Aug 15, 2016, 11:09 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe   [ updated Oct 19, 2017, 9:24 AM ]
hashtag symbol
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 have two hashtags:

Be sure to tag your posts with a Moraga hashtag!