Your facebook experience is about to get further violated if you are a paranoid person. If you are like me and you are always looking for better ways to connect with like minded people, or better yet, customers then things are about to really look up for you. In an announcement from facebook’s blog, they are going to roll out hashtags for facebook into the graph search feature.
This means there will be more ways to join important conversations, more ways to mark your conversations so you can come back in the future. More importantly, it means you can now listen to what your audience or customers want. You can find trends that match what you sell and reach out to the people using a hashtag which might benefit from your products or services.
For example if you are a real estate agent and you talk about low #mortgage rates on facebook with a hashtag, and if you make it a public post, anyone can find you if the simply search for #mortgage. What I would like to know is, will this retroact and now all past hashtags that I teased people for using are now going to be live? What a great amount of instant content and conversation that would be.
Hashtags for Facebook
You can use hashtags for many things on facebook. To promote or join a cause. To start your own brand awareness. To start a slogan that would go viral (so you can mine the people’s info who use your h#shtag) The best way to use h#shtags is for you to search and see what others are saying when they use the hashtag.
This is nothing new as far as tech goes. Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ and Tumblr all use hashtags already. However, facebook is the largest of all social media sites, opening up the flood gates of info on this site will be awesome for many cool reasons.
There you have it. You win. Your hashtags are now going to be live on facebook. Now I you can go search #cats #porn or whatever the hell you weirdos are into these days. Just do us all a favor; #don’t #fucking #overuse #the #shit #out #of #hashtags #because #that #annoys #the #piss #out #of #people.