Twitter Word Searches

Here are a couple of interesting articles about hashtags;

Firstly, Paul Bradshaw and his students have been thinking about how to use hashtags as an author.

‘What do you do when you’ve been using a hashtag for some time and another one comes along with the potential to be more popular? Do you jump on board – or do you stick with the hashtag you’ve built up? How do you measure the best hashtag to use for your work’?

The answer is to investigate a hashtags popularity and reach; but it’s easier said than done.

Secondly, Daniel Victor of the New York Times has been thinking about, the best way to search Twitter to find people who are willing to comment on a breaking news story. #Spoiler Alert; The key word to add to any Twitter search that seeks personal experience is ‘me’.