But do people know how to effectively use hash tags?
Over and over, I keep seeing RTs going out to the same tags used in the original tweet. Sure, a RT to the same tags is fine, if a period of time has passed since the original tweet. Not everyone is on twitter at the same time to see the first tweet. But, RTing it immediately to the same tags? Not so much.
Come read my new blog! #myWANA #TwitterThen, user @AbcTweeter tweeted 2 tweets in the timeline later:
RT @wrytersblockDH: Come read my new blog! #myWANA #TwitterNow, do this on a popular/busy hash tag, and the number of RTs can get obnoxious. The RTs mean well, and are sharing something they think is worthy, but there's no need to be beat over the head with it. What you can do instead is to edit the RT first, and change the hash tags. This spreads the tweet further and further, and keeps the hash tags you love from getting really annoyed with you. You can reach other tags that the original tweeter didn't think of, or didn't have room to include.
Think of RTing with hash tags like a game of tag you played as a kid - No Tag Backs!