Facebook Is On The Hashtag Bus

Text reading '#Twitter Envy'

Let’s look at the ups and downs of Facebook’s new hashtag adventure!

Facebook has officially launched hashtag support. We’ve all used them on Twitter and Instagram, but they’ve only existed on Facebook as a clever way to say funny things. #ThatsStillAValidWayToUseThem

#WhatsThePointOfHashtags?  #HashtagsAreForDiscovery #TheyTieTogetherTopicsAndDiscussions

#MostFBUsersDontSharePublicly #AtLeastNotIntentionally #FBSecurityIsComplicated

#HashtagsStillWorkWithinYourSocialGraph #ThatLimitsTheirUsefulness

#WhyDidFacebookWantHashtags? #SoInstagramPostsDontLookSoSilly #TwitterEnvy? #ToBecomeARelevantRealTimesSharingPlatform

#ItsHardToDoThat #ParticularlyWhenYouPutPostsInASeeminglyRandomOrderThatNobodyUnderstands #ThatHashtagWasAMouthful

#FBWantsToBeAllThingsToAllPeople #SoDoesGoogle+ #PeopleDontReallyWantThat

#FBDoesntReallyNeedHashtags #CanAlreadyFollowBrandsAndMentionThemInPosts

#SureItsAngeringThousandsOfPeople #ThatsATinyPercentOfFBUsers

#BottomLine #FBIsWillingToTakeRisksAndBreakThings #HashtagsAreHereToStay #HaveALittleFunWithThem!

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Ben Dillon

About Ben Dillon

Ben’s a big picture type of guy. He loves sharing new ideas in digital marketing, keeping a watchful eye on healthcare industry trends and seeing how it all intersects. A sought-after speaker, writer, blogger and current SHSMD board member, Ben’s an influential voice in healthcare marketing, helping organizations across the country embrace online strategies to engage health consumers. Combine his industry savvy with his background in software development and you can see why he’s also an important member of Geonetric’s software team, ensuring our content management system stays a step ahead of market needs. Ben holds a master’s degree in eBusiness and strategic management from the University of Iowa and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan. When he’s not traveling and evangelizing, Ben enjoys cooking with his family and playing the Big House with the University of Michigan Alumni marching band.

3 thoughts on “Facebook Is On The Hashtag Bus

  1. Haha, Ben, that has to be the most annoying post you’ve ever written. Great way to prove your point. Hashtags are irritating enough when they have utility, but I’m not having any difficulty “discovering” what my own friends and family are saying on FB. They are doing a pretty good job of TMI as it is.

  2. Megan, I just can’t stop laughing at your comment. If we only had a “Like” button! Thanks for the feedback!

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