The Photographer’s Guide to #hashtags

By Allen Murabayashi

Weird Al uses hashtags, and you can too!

Over 30? Don’t get the whole hashtag thing? Don’t fear, PhotoShelter is here to help.

Weird Al uses hashtags, and you can too!

A hashtag is a way to delineate important keywords from descriptive text. For the metadata inclined, it’s sort of like combining IPTC Description and IPTC keywords into a single field, and using the “#” symbol to identify keywords. The contemporary usage was articulated by software researcher Stowe Boyd in a blog entitled “Hash Tags = Twitter Groupings” in 2007 (It’s a much more thoughtful piece than you might initially believe). Because of its viral adoption on …read more

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