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How to make the best use of hashtags on Twitter

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On Twitter, hashtags not only enable users to be a part of a wider discussion but they also enable users to keep a track of trending topics.

Hashtags are one of the most commonly used techniques using which netizens connect their posts, whether its a tweet or a video or even an image, with those shared by the rest of the world. Hashtags are the mediums that enable users of various social media platforms to share their views and connect to a wider debate regarding a particular top.

On Twitter, hashtags not only enable users to be a part of a wider discussion but they also enable users to keep a track of trending topics. In addition to that, hashtags help users to find specific tweets.

On the 13th birthday of the hashtag, here are some pro tips that will enable you to make the best of hashtags on Twitter:

-- Click on the hashtagged word in any message and all the Tweets with similar hashtags will come-up on your timeline.

-- A hashtag will not work as intended if there are spaces or punctuations in it.

-- A hashtag will not work with letters or numbers in front of the # symbol. The # symbol must have space directly in front of it in order for it to show correctly in searches.

-- A hashtag will not work if completely made of numbers. However, if you include letters following the numbers in the hashtag then the hashtag will work correctly.

-- Hashtags are not case-sensitive, but adding capital letters does make them easier to read.

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