Twitter hashtags are a great way to join a conversation and feel part of a community. But how do you know which hashtags to use or follow?
We’ve written a lot on the topic of Twitter hashtags before in an effort to help you get started. Jenny’s shared her top 13 hashtags for new academics and 12 broad academic hashtags, as well as hashtags for open and digital academics. Twitter chat pro, Siobhan O’Dwyer, introduced us to her top 5 hashtags for academic writing.
Now we want to expand on these lists to create a curated collection of hashtags. We’ll be adding to our simple lists by providing a description for each hashtag. This will include how and why they’re being used.
We’ve begun by adding a few hashtags to our account on the social bookmarking service Bundlr. There’s a collection, or Bundle, of hashtags for general academic topics. We’ve got Bundles of hashtags for different audiences, eg PhD students and Early Career Researchers. And Bundles for various other topics such as academic writing.
To make these collections grow, we need your help…
Add to our Twitter hashtags collection
Submit a Twitter hashtag to our collection, all we need is the hashtag and a short description to tell other researchers what it’s about. We’ll review all your submissions and if appropriate add them to our Bundles.