Using hashtags in Yammer and SharePoint Social

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:

Adding a "sign in with a different user" link in SharePoint 2013 on prem

If, like me you’re getting highly annoyed with having to close and reopen your browser while testing using different​ levels of access. You can manually add the “Sign in as a different user” link by adding the following element before the ID_RequestQccess element in the Welcome.ascx file found in \15\TEMPLATE\CONTROLTEMPLATES\

<SharePoint:MenuItemTemplate runat=”server” ID=”ID_LoginAsDifferentUser”

You will now have a new menu item created.

You’re welcome! 🙂