WHERE DO I USE HASHTAGS?
Hashtags are most popular on social media websites. They became a trend on Twitter first. After that, other sites slowly began to incorporate their use. Facebook is one of the last social media sites to use hashtags.
WHAT ARE HASHTAGS USED FOR?
Hashtags let you associate your social media posts with a larger topic, group or conversation. It's like adding keywords to your message to make it globally searchable.
You should use a hashtag when you are trying to talk about a specific topic. You can use one that's already created or completely make up your own and get a new topic started. Once you begin using hashtags, get creative and use keywords that others will search for. Doing so will enable others to find your contribution to the global conversation without having to know or follow you.
Using hashtags is easy. You simply put the "#" sign in front of whatever it is you are trying to associate your post with. For example, #LivestockMarkets. A hashtag has to be one word or a phrase that is written together without spaces or punctuation. Underscores can be used, however.
Here a few examples of hashtag searches: