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How Hashtags Stoke the Campfire of Healthcare Conversations

Have you noticed how common the hashtag (#) has become in Twitter conversations? I don’t think even Chris Messina back in ’07 realized how his simple suggestion to use ‘a # (pound)’ sign would revolutionize Twitter? Chris Messina invented the Twitter hashtag with a simple suggestion to use it for grouping conversations While hashtags aren’t required for every tweet, they are very useful when it comes to: Filtering conversations based on interest/relevance Building communities Providing real-time interaction and feedback during hosted events Establishing thought leadership and influence #1. Filtering Health-Related Conversations Hashtags have become crucial in healthcare conversations. Twitter is busy and disruptive while healthcare is broad and structured. Any tool that helps to filter health-related discussions is … [Read more...]