Hashtags have become a huge part of how we search on social media. Originally a Twitter concept they have appeared on multiple social networks as a way of classifying what we are talking about.
This weeks cool tool Tagboard, helps you gather together posts from multiple social networks using a hash tag to get a good overall picture of what is being said, photographed and even videoed about it.
Here’s how it works
- Visit the tag cloud website and type your hashtag into the search box
- Here you will find all the content tagged over various social networks, you can also filter according to which network you want to see. Searching Facebook for example found posts that I had been unaware of related to the #blogawardsie tag.
If you create an account you can add data to a tagboard and save it. I did this for the #blogawardsie tag, see it here.
This is a good way to share the buzz around a particular tag but I was hoping that I would be able to curate the content myself once I had created an account. I’d like to be able to choose tweets, instagram shots and vine videos to display on the board.
The advantage of course is that it is a real time board so it would make a good alternative to a Twitter wall to display at the event and hopefully encourage people to share more images and video as they see them appear.
It can also be a great tool for measuring the buzz around a specific topic even if it isn’t your own tag. Here’s the tagboard for ‘recipe’ for example. I particularly like the Vine’s.
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Is there a way to search on two or more hashtags simultaneously? For example, I only want posts which contain both of the tags on which I search. e.g. #fred + #london