Hashtags are the glue of social media like Twitter. They are critical to communicate, link and find information. The choice of which hashtag(s) to use is therefore crucial. A tool like Hashtagify helps to find the best hashtags to use. However, as shown on this blog Hashtagify proves to serve many more applications. E.g.:
- hashtags can be a good indicator for popularity, see e.g. popularity of social media, popularity of Dutch newspapers & popularity cities;
- an analysis of hashtags can show if a certain group is active on Twitter, see e.g. Analysing hashtags artists.
The people behind Hashtagify have come up with a new feature: the popularity of hashtags for 30 languages. And…again it can do much more than just that as shown in the mind map. Analysing number one hashtags for 8 countries can deliver a glimpse of what affects people in different countries. This is shown e.g. by the number one hashtags in Greece and the Netherlands: jobs classified and job vacancies. An obvious result of the economic crisis. Danmark’s number one, #DKpol, shows politics creates buzz on Twitter in this country. There is only one drawback the analysis of hashtags can be obscured by automated tweets and spam. The mind map presented here is corrected for this effect.
Hashtagify proves to be a very neat and free (!) hashtag analysis tool. Check it out.
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