What are the Hashtags for?

Hashtags are flexible topics - they can refer to a number of things:

  • subject #biology
  • author #aaronmiller
  • title #ataleoftwocities
  • publisher #oreilly
  • movement #ows
  • class #mrsbrowns3rdgrade
  • individual #marksnotes

We use hashtags to guide discussions. Think of them as topics to guide your conversation or act as a scaffolding to form your group around. Eventually ReadUps will allow multiple hashtags (so changing the hashtag will change the comments that appear), but for right now, we're starting with one hashtag per ReadUp.

Note: these hashtags are being used "outside of Twitter," they're a core part of ReadUps itself. It's a concept that Twitter popularized but borrowed from elsewhere.

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