I discovered a helpful tool for twitter, a free site called hashtagify.me that lets you search trending hashtags.
You can easily search any hashtag and you’ll get instant results for the top ten hashtags words related to that word.
So, I put in #teens in the search bar and the terms come up in a graphic resembling typical mind map visuals.
In addition, you can hover over each word to determine how popular the term is.
Do you want to take a guess what words came up?
#School? #Jobs? #Internships? #College? #Scholarships?
No on all counts.
Here’s the list in order of popularity from highest to lowest. Caution given before proceeding…
Sure, the hashtag search is a very basic measure of who is searching for what, but when talking about teens being on twitter, it might be interesting to note what they’re searching for.
So, care to conclude anything based on these results?
Certainly, the list seems to represent more boys’ interests than girls. And those interests fall pretty much in a limited area related to hormones.
That being said, it’s interesting that #parenting made to the list.
Go parents! for giving the list a reality check and being concerned about your #teens!
- 4 Secrets for Picking Effective Hashtags (business2community.com)
- Hashtag: Where Did This #phenomenon Begin and Why Do We #love it (but only on Twitter)? (lifehack.org)