Facebook hashtags are great for ‘eavesdropping’

Taking a cue from Twitter, Instagram, and every other social media service out there, Facebook launched support for hashtags last week.

For those of you who don’t know what a hashtag is, it’s a word or phrase prefixed with a # that is commonly used to label a status update or photo. The hashtag is then searchable so you can find all posts with that hashtag, for instance, #lessonfortheday.

As a business, hashtags are great for seeing what people are posting about–whether it’s something specific about your business (#standingsushibar and #tanukiraw for my restaurants, for example) or about related information (#sushi #japanesefood #cocktails #hangover).

SOURCE: zdnet.com