Butler County 4-H News

Using Hashtags and Why You Want To!

By: Amy Sollock

New to social media? Are you a Gen X or Baby Boomer and just don’t get what a #Hashtag is or why you’d want to use one?  The use of hashtags gained popularity on Twitter, but they are commonly used on all social media platforms.  You’ll see them on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Pinterest and others.

A hashtag is a label for content.  It helps others who are interested in a topic, quickly find content on that same topic. Anyone posting or sharing content on a relevant topic can add a hashtag label to their message. Other people can than search for that same label to find similar content on the same social media platform.  Proper hashtag etiquette is to use no more than 3 hashtags at a time.

For example, when creating a Facebook post about the local county 4-H club day event, it could read, “Lucky Clover 4-H members participated in a Model Meeting and received a top blue.  Learning leadership skills and having fun at the same time! #KS4H #4HGrowsHere ”

Because so many of us utilize social media to promote and share our local 4-H programs, it is necessary that we all start using the same hashtags.  Please help us create a larger social media presence by using #KS4H and #4HGrowsHere.  Please also encourage your

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