Today, you see hashtags everywhere. You see them in Twitter, Instagram, on Facebook, television, ad campaigns, and the list goes on. It's used in the way we communicate, advertising, and in discovering new things. Some businesses rely on it to grow, market, and sell their products. People use it to express themselves, find new things, and be discovered. There's really no limit in to how you use the hashtag.
The use of hashtags began in 2007 with Twitter. A developer tweeted on Twitter, proposing the idea of grouping topics using the hash symbol. It was rejected by Twitter. By October 2007, citizen journalists began using the hashtag #SanDiegoFire to tweet updates on a series of forest fires in San Diego. That is when the use of hashtags took off.
A popular trend going on today is the use of hashtag at a party or event. You frequently hear the emcee at the event announce a unique hashtag. Urging the guests to use the hashtag in their photos when posting to Instagram or in their tweets. What this does is it allows for anyone, especially the hosts, to find photos or tweets that is related to the event. Anyone can do a search of the specified hashtag and find posts that is related to that hashtag. Well as long as the person that posted keeps their account public. If their account is private, only users who are following that user will be able to view their posts.
Hawaii Events Unlimited provides a Hashtag Print Service where photos that are tagged with the specified hashtag, gets printed. Your guests can now actually own a physical copy of the photo they've taken. We are able to customize the print layout to commemorate the special event. We can also print copies for the host so that they can have a collection of photos which were taken at their event from their guests.
This is surely a great keepsake for your guests and a great way to preserve your memories at your event. It is also a great marketing tool for companies.