[fr] On commence à ajouter des tags aux messages Twitter. Comme la place est limitée, le tag est souvent incorporé au message. Attention donc à ne pas sortir les tags du message lors de l'implémentation de cette fonctionnalité dans vos outils.
Steven Hodson has [questions about hashtags in Twitter](http://www.winextra.com/2007/09/02/a-question-for-twitter-users-out-there/) ([via Stowe](http://www.stoweboyd.com/message/2007/09/steve-hodson-wo.html)). He also talks of possible support for these in TwitBox:
> And yes I am asking this for some purely selfish reasons as I am thinking about adding experimental support for this idea to TwitBox so I would definitely be interested in some feedback on this.
Steven Hodson, A question for Twitter users out there
(For reference, [hashtags is a proposal for Twitter tag channels by Chris Messina](http://factoryjoe.com/blog/2007/08/25/groups-for-twitter-or-a-proposal-for-twitter-tag-channels/). It is *still not* the [contact tagging I’ve been asking for](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2007/05/04/groups-groupings-and-taming-my-buddy-list-and-twitter/) — but I hear the Twitter boys are working on that.)
A quickie, that I’ve been thinking about: as space is limited in twitter messages, I’ve noticed a tendency to just insert a hash in the message in front of a relevant word, if the tag one wanted to use was already part of the message. Example:
> Writing a message about using #hashtags on #twitter. #tagging
In this case, I saved space by using the hash inside my sentence, and not repeating the tags “hashtags” and “twitter” alongside “tagging”.
So one important thing would be to not remove the tag from the message when putting it in a channel. Otherwise we could end up with things like this in the channel #twitter:
> Writing a message about using on. (tags: hashtags, twitter, tagging)
See how bad this would be?
Incorporating metadata in the message “body” itself is nothing really new ([microformats](http://microformats.org)!) but here there is an extra incentive to do it: space is limited. Keep that in mind when implementing hashtags for Twitter or other presence tools.
**Update:** Old, but still relevant. Some [thoughts about tagging, tags, and tag combinations](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2005/01/16/thinking-about-tags/) written in 2005, just after Technorati started indexing tags.
- Hashtags For My Followees [en] (2007)
- WordPress Finally Has Tags! [en] (2007)
- My Categories are a Mess [en] (2006)
- Tag-Related Wishlist [en] (2007)
- Tags and Categories are not the Same! [en] (2006)
- My Twitter Usage Answers [en] (2007)
- Haloscan Support [en] (2006)
- Simple Technorati Tags Plugin for WordPress [en] (2005)
- IRC: #joiito Channel Revival (Or At Least Reunion) [en] (2013)
- WoWiPAD1 and WPD2 News [en] (2007)
13 thoughts on “Twitter Hashtags: A Quickie [en]”
Thanks for adding to this idea and I agree with you about including the hashmarks as part of the tweet rather than tacking it on the end. In my prelim thoughts regarding support in TwitBox for the idea I don’t intend on stripping any of the tagged words from the original tweet.
That’s good news! I just dug out an old post which might interest you: http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2005/01/16/thinking-about-tags/
It’s the same as with the location tags for TwitterMap: “Stuck in traffic on my way to L:work.”
Tagging is a “language” that I think holds some interesting possiblities and given your interest you might like another post I wrote on the idea(streaming) http://www.winextra.com/2007/08/26/ideastreaming-a-concept/
We’ve got an implementation up for viewing hashtags on the twitter network. We need you to follow the hashtags twitter user in order for us to index.
Check it out: hashtags.org
We've got an implementation up for viewing hashtags on the twitter network. We need you to follow the hashtags twitter user in order for us to index.
Check it out: hashtags.org
Yes. I’ve been doing this for quite a while now. Very popular and smart to pop the # in the middle of the tweet to note, emphasize, or categorize the message. Definitely useful for micro-blog with 140 characters and less redundant.
I have a question about hashtags as I am new to them. It might be a dumb question, but I figure I’ll never know the answer unless I toss it out there. If you have your normal tweets set to protected, when you use a hashtag, does that tweet only become visible, or is it still protected so it will not pop up in a search?