Who are we? #WeAreGLNC ​

10.02.2019

Who are we? #WeAreGLNC

By Beth Grace

Mason Editor

Quick quiz: What was the first hashtag?

The first hashtag was a hashtag asking others if hashtags should be put into general use.

Well … #whoknew?

According to Wikipedia, which knows everything (or thinks it does), social technology expert Chris Messina is credited with the very first hashtag.

He posted the hashtag #barcamp on Twitter in August 2007. The whole tweet appeared like this: ?how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]??

Messina came up with the hashtag as a way to support online discussions regarding Barcamp, a worldwide series of user-generated tech conferences that are open to anyone interested. Now, hashtags are everywhere and are one of the most widely used identifying and search functions on the net.

Hashtags let you label a line of thought or discussion in social media and, as importantly, help you find it again by searching for all posts that include that hashtag. If you want to see everyone’s input on one topic on social media, this is the way to find it.

And that’s why, starting with this year’s Grand Lodge, the Public Relations Committee has launched a campaign for all of us to start using the hashtag #WeAreGLNC when we post news about NC Masonic doings on Instagram, Facebook or any form of social media you use for Masonic musings, memes or memories. The committee of hard-working brothers kicked off the campaign, distributing t-shirts and car decals to brothers at Grand Lodge who promised ot take the message back to their lodges and others.

According to a study by social media agency Radium One, almost 75 percent of people on social media use hashtags. NC Masons will work hard to raise that bar together.

Interested in seeing what information other hashtags might unearth? Try these:

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