One of the most confusing things for most newbie Twitter users is figuring out how to use hashtags. We have some hashtag guidance here if you need it.
And what those newbies need to know is this: Regardless of how badly you may have misused these handy little tweet accompaniments, you will feel better once you read this post and see that there is no person anywhere in the Twitterverse who slaughters hashtags as fantastically as Nancy Grace.
In case you don’t know who she is, Nancy Grace is the tough-talking, justice seeking host of her own live interview/debate show focused on breaking crime news.
And there was a great piece on Gawker recently about Nancy Grace’s misuse of hashtags on Twitter. We’ll excerpt a few below, but you really need to check out that post to see the how outrageous they get . . . though her most recent hashtag, #BabyInShoebox gives you a good sense of what to expect:
But here are a few more that will make you say, “What the . . . ?”
Why show you these? Although hashtags are REALLY helpful, many folks are afraid of using them because they don’t feel they know the “right way.”
And as Grace demonstrates, even tagging something #TooFatToDie serves its purpose. It organizes conversations and attracts attention (obviously). And you can certainly come up with something appropriate to your field, no?
Feel free to share the best and worst hashtags you’ve come across in the comments!
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