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Twitter Tips: What is a #Hashtag?

Written by MedNet staff
April 26, 2013

On Twitter, the # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a tweet. Using hashtags categorizes your tweets, helping them to show up more easily in Twitter searches. Hashtags can also be used to participate in Twitter chats pertaining to your healthcare specialty.

Check Out This Infographic to Learn More:


  • Clicking on a 'hashtagged' word in any message shows you all other Tweets marked with that keyword.
  • 'Hashtagged' words that become very popular are often Trending Topics.
  • Use no more than 2 hashtags per tweet.

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