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My Favorite Twitter Hashtags

Some people dislike Twitter. Many people love it. I love it, too. For me, Twitter is an efficient method to read breaking news. I also use it to promote this blog and interact with readers. Many privacy experts, bloggers, attorneys, and reporters follow my tweets, and I follow theirs.

Using Twitter effectively includes using hashtags. You've probably seen them. Hashtags are an effective way to categorize a tweet, identify an industry, company, event, or trend, and/or provide a concise commentary. Good hashtags are short, easy to read, and easy to type. The best ones are obvious and don't need an explanation. Hashtags make searches more accurate. Hashtags are so popular that Facebook added the feature to their service.

Users create and apply hashtags. That is both a blessing and a curse. Unlike categories used by librarians and information specialists, there is no single, standardized list of hashtags. And, things change along with the news. For example, the hashtag #FAA often refered to the U.S. government agency (e.g., Federal Aviation Administration), but lately it has referred to a U.S. law created to fight terrorism (e.g., FISA Amendments Act). So, hashtag usage is often a free-for-all. The closest thing I have seen to a single, comprehensive, standardized list is the Hashtag Directory at the TWUBS website.

Some of my favorite hashtags related to this blog:

CategoryHashtags
Banking and Finance #Banks
#CreditUnions - Credit Unions
#Debit = Debit cards or associated fees
#OWS = Occupy Wall Street protest
#Paycards = Prepaid payroll cards
#Prepaidcards = Prepaid cards
Corporate Responsibility #BYOD = Bring your own device = employer's policy that allows employees to use personal mobile devices for work
#CR = Corporate Responsibility
#CSR = Corporate social responsibility
#DeceptiveMarketing = Deceptive marketing
#NetNeutrality = Internet Neutrality = #OpenInternet
#smallbiz = Small businesses
#SMB = Small and medium businesses
#TBTF = Too Big To Fail
#TBTJ = Too Big To Jail
#whistlebloweraward = Whistle blower award
Data and Data Analysis #BigData = Data mining/analysis
#cloud = cloud services
#Infographic = Information in graphic form
#Metadata = descriptive data
#Tracking
Data Breaches and Security #databreach - Data/security breach
#hackable
#hacking
#infosec = Information security
#Security = Data security
#Threat
Government #Amash = U.S. Congressman's proposal
#Congress = the U.S. Congress
#GCHQ = Government Communications Headquarters (Britain)
#HIPAA = Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
#Holder = U.S. Attorney Eric Holder
#NSA = National Security Agency
#POTUS = President of the United States
#SCOTUS = Supreme Court of the United States
Identity Theft and Fraud #Fraud
#GMMFM = Give me My F--king Money
#IDtheft = Identity theft
#IDTheftChat = Online discussion about identity theft
Privacy #COPPA = Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
#DNtrack = #DoNotTrack = Do not track
#DPPA = Driver Privacy Protection Act
#ECPA = Electronic Communications Privacy Act
#FCRA = Fair Credit Reporting Act
#FourthAmendment = Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
#Privacy
Social Networking #kidsapps = Mobile apps for children
#mobile
#NSFFB = Not Safe/Suitable For Facebook
#NSFW = Not Safe For Work
#Social
#SocialMedia
#Video
Surveillance #FISA = Foreign Intelligences Surveillance Act
#FisaAmendmentsAct = #FAA = FISA Amendments Act
#NSA = National Security Agency
#PRISM = an NSA spy program
#Snowden = Former NSA analyst Edward Snowden
#Spy
#Surveillance
#XKeyscore = an NSA spy program
Technology #GoogleGlass = Google glass eye-wear
#RFID = Radio-frequency identification
#Wearables = clothing with embedded computers
#Wireless
Wage Theft And Abuse #payroll
#wages
#WageTheft
Commentary And Criticism #fail (usually used with another hashtag)
#FF = #FollowFriday = people recommendations
#FTW = For the win
#FWIW = For what it's worth
#GMMFM = Give me my f--king money (employees due back wages)

What are your favorite hashtags? Which hashtags do you use?

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