4 Twitter Hashtag Tools to Help You Make Sense of it All

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You have your new Twitter account and everything is great until you become overwhelmed with all the new Twitter lingo.  It happens to the best of us.  We were all there at one time or another.  Most new Twitter users agree, the hashtag, a topic with the hash symbol (#), seems to be the most confusing.  Twitter hashtags, such as #IndyMusic, help spread information on Twitter while keeping it organized at the same time.

Identifying Twitter Hashtags

Even for the veteran, figuring out what a specific hashtag is being used for can be quite confusing.  Luckily, there are some awesome tools to help us figure things out:

  1. Twubs:  This handy little tool uses a Wiki system to help figure hashtags out.  It aggregates Tweets and imports pictures to illuminate the topics being discussed.
  2. Tagalus:  Is a hashtag dictionary.  It is very easy to find information on thousands of hashtags as defined by other users.  You can also define a hashtag by tweeting tagalus.
  3. What the Trend?  This is probably the easiest tool to use.  When something starts trending, it provides a quick blurb about what is going on.
  4. Hashtags.org:  This tool is great about showing you a tags use over time and recent tweets.  This is usually enough information to help you understand what the tag is all about.


About Nicole Griffin Eakin

Born in Columbus, Georgia at Fort Benning, my mother and I moved back to our hometown of Scottsboro, Alabama. My mother is my hero and the best role model a person could have. After she and my father divorced, she remarried and had 2 more children. We moved to Stone Mountain, Georgia after the tragic loss of my step father, where my family still resides. I am the oldest of 7 children. We call ourselves The Brady Bunch. I began writing as a form of self expression. Married and Divorced, I moved back to our hometown of Scottsboro. I am a single mother of 3 beautiful children. Wyatt, who 14 years old and begging for his motorcycle license. Which is not about to happen! My daughter Savanna, age 7, is the child that is most likely to one day break my heart. She is my mini-me. Daisy, age 2, will probably be the most mischievious of the three. She loves to sing! Children are a gift from God and I have definately been blessed! I have saved everything ever written which chronicles different periods in my life for them to have one day. Not to be read by them until they are much, much older! I have been asked numerous times why I did not write my life story. I remember thinking – Are you nuts…..!!?? As I have gotten older, I have decided that maybe one day....... I sure do not want anyone telling it for me! .
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