When I speak with educators about the power of hashtags in social media, I get four questions.
1. How do I figure out which hashtag to use and set it up?
2. How do I know what people are saying?
3. How do I know what hashtag people are using if I want to find conversations about an area of interest?
4. How do I know who is using the hashtag?
There's a few great sites to help you answer these questions. They are Tagboard, Hashtagify.me, TOPSY, and Twitter. Let's take a look and how to use these platforms to most effectively answer these questions.