I’ve seen a question come up on twitter several times lately and I’ve answered them, but thought maybe I should share it here as well. It has to do with some of the twitter syntax you might see. This particular one is the # or hashtag.
There’s a whole backstory on the hashtag but don’t worry about it. What people do is use the hashtag with a phrase like #lost in order to ‘tag’ your tweet. This way anyone can do a search for it and find everyone’s tweets tagged like that.
For example, many people will tag their tweet for the show LOST as #lost. Now all you have to do is do a twitter search for #lost and you’ll see all the tweets tagged about the show.
Now Twitter is integrating search into the main profile of Twitter to make it even easier to track:
One really interesting thing about this new service is after you do the search, Twitter will give you a list of twitter accounts that match the search term sorted by most followed. Pretty slick way to find the others!
And of course while you’re searching Twitter for #lost, don’t forget to check out @lostsoup while you’re at it!