Using Twitter Hashtags for Technical Writers
Twitter is a fantastic media for sharing information. Several technical writers (including me; my twitter id is @gurpreetwrites) have started using this media to share news, tutorials, and sometimes their opinion about technical writing.
Twitter provides a way to categorize tweets by using a tag/term prefixed by # symbol, known as hashtags. The syntax of using a hashtag is # where could be the category name such as RoboHelp or Framemaker.
Twitter help provides several guidelines for using #tags:
* People use the hashtag symbol # before relevant keywords (no spaces) in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets and help them show more easily in Twitter Search.
* Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets in that category.
* Hashtags can occur anywhere in the Tweet – at the beginning, middle, or end.
* Hashtagged words that become very popular are often Trending Topics.
* Do not spam hashtags in your twitter post.
* Best practices recommend using no more than 2 hashtags per Tweet.
Do you use any hashtags to view the latest trend of technical writing? Leave a comment and let me know.
- Gurpreet Singh