How to follow Hashtags

Hashtags – a very powerful tool on Twitter – is not really supported by Twitter. So you can’t really follow hashtags as you follow tweeps of your interests. So what to do when you want to follow #tcot (top conversations on twitter), #POTUS (President of the United State), #Petraeus or #Malala?

A hashtag is not a way to label (tag) tweets so they can be easily pulled together. You can’t “follow” like you do tweeps, organization, project or event). But you can as conveniently search and get all you want on a particular hashtag.

It is simple: to Twitter Search and search for a hashtag you want to track. Include the “#” in your search query. Keep that page open in a browser tab, and refresh it periodically to see the latest results. Or subscribe to the feed for your search in your feed reader, and check there occasionally for updates. You can even save the search and come back to it next time you log on (if you ever log out).

You can also use many third-party tools (TweetDeck, WhoIs, Monitter) for tracking subjects of your interest on Twitter. But that is not all. There are countless ways to stay abreast with “what’s happening, right now, with the people and organizations you care about,” as they say.

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6 Responses to How to follow Hashtags

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  2. Kausar Bilal says:

    If I put a post on twitter with hashtags, what is the rule? For example, I have to put hashtags for my post: LISCA: Normal Children with learning disabilities, So where will I put the hashtags (following which rule)?

    • Ingenuity is the rule. Be creative. If I was to post, I will use the hashtags like this, Normal #Children with #learning #disabilities #LISCA. There is no harm in experimenting. Consider putting hastags before the terms you think are more likely to be searched.

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