Hashtags For My Followees

It looks like the Twitter #hashtags convention that Chris Messina and others– including me – have been pushing has been implemented by a group of developers (Eli, Neil, and Paul, Cody Marx Bailey and Aaron Farnham, thank you!). The site is up and running at hashtags.org.

You only need to do a few things for it to work:

  1. Add @hashtags as a Twitter contact (‘follow’), and they will reciprocate. They will then see all of your public Tweets.
  2. Precede any tag you want to use with the hashmark character (’#’).
  3. They have ignored my multi word convention, where #san francisco# would be used, and have gone with the easier-to-implement but uglier-to-read approach of #san+francisco. I checked this out empirically, below.

You can search for tags at their site, and each tag has an RSS feed, so you can subscribe.

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