Tess over at the Creative Womens Circle has put together 15 tips to form a quick and easy to follow beginners guide to using twitter.
My favourite is...
13. The hash (#) symbol before a word is called a hashtag, and are used as a way to categorise a tweet. You can click on a hashtag to view tweets by anyone, anywhere who has used that same hashtag in their tweet.The only thing that I would add is not to worry if you loose a few followers it's when you loose 50 in a few minutes you should worry. The more you use twitter the more you'll see people come and go.
Hey everyone, @_cwc has announced a new Creative Women’s Circle #event! (Note that if there is a space or punctuation mark in a hashtag, it will break the hashtag's link)
But sometimes, a hashtag is used as a punchline or feature of a tweet. It might catch on, it might not! E.g.
Hey everyone, @_cwc has announced a new Creative Women’s Circle event! #cwceventsareawesome