From: Craig Phillips <>

Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 9:22 AM


Subject: Cocktail Talk - Hashtags



Cocktail Talk


October 2013

Cocktail Talk


Welcome to CN Consulting's "Cocktail Talk".


Cocktail Talk is a casual monthly newsletter intended to arm you with amusing bits and bytes of information on whats happening in the computer world. Topics sure to break the ice and capture an audience at many a social or business event.


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Currently, on Cocktail Talk - Hashtags


Where would the world be without Hash? Corned Beef, Lebanese Blonde, Algorithms, Tags, all types of Hash.  

Corned Beef Hash is especially good with egg or two on it. Lebanese Blonde  I just don't know, but I do know a little bit about Hash Algorithms and Hash Tags.


Hash Algorithms take a long something and make it a shorter something. For instance, if everyone lived where phone numbers were 1+ (847) 738-xxxx you could just reference people by their xxxx. I would be 1600. 


Hash Tags (Hashtags) work a lot like that, if everybody did not live in 1+ (847) 738-xxxx. Then if you referenced 1600 you'd get a whole bunch of 1600's from various area codes and prefixes.. 


Hashtags begin with # and are followed by a brief description. A Hashtag for Dragon Boating could be #dragonboat.


If you saw #dragonboat in a Facebook Post, Tweet, Instagram, Pinterest, or other social media you could click it and you would be taken to a page of what others have had to say on the topic. Kind of like a Google search, except it's for social media. 


If you don't see one, don't worry, you can start that conversation yourself. Just post up what you have to say on the topic and include #dragonboat. You don't need to do anymore than that. No setting up a page, no registering, it doesn't even matter if it's already being used.


Click #dragonboat in your own post and you'll be taken to a page of what others have had to say on the topic with #dragonboat attached. If you're the first, then you're the first, and others will be able to click and add their comments. If not, you've joined the party.


Hashtags are neat that way. Facebook confines us pretty much to our "Friends". In a very real way we create our own Plato's Cave in Facebook. We Friend people we like, un-Friend people who disagree with us, and "Like" some pages but not others. Hashtags get us out of the cave, giving us a chance to meet new people who we have something in common with but may or may not agree with.


 Try the Hash, step outside the cave, or not, that's your call, and that's Cocktail Talk.




Thank you for reading,



Craig Phillips

CN Consulting, Inc.



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