Being a long term twitter and Facebook user, I’ve noticed these trends a lot, and while they don’t bother me much when used in public social networks, let’s try avoid using them on your organisation’s social platform when using Yammer and/or SharePoint social features.
I came across a post on the Daily Mail about the 7 types of hastaggers and out of those I have noticed the following two common occurence in workplace social platforms. Hashtags exist to make content/ posts more findable, so please guys, falling into the traps below negate the whole concept and idea behind the mighty hashtag.
Hashtag Stuffers is the most common type of hashtag abuse, according to Wilser, Stuffers add multiple hashtags to every post they write and even add tags into random words within the post.
Hashtag Stringers string multiple words together to form an extra long hashtag.
To achieve maximum effect, stick to hastags that are relevant to your organisation, use one word only and remember to search your social platform before posting questions or links to content (you might just find that the question or link you are about to post already exists along with a conversation between colleagues).
Full list of hastag users here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2359525/Revealed-The-seven-types-Twitter-hashtag-abuser-So-you.html#ixzz2eNn8nAFP