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Hashtag best practice

A hashtag is a device used in social media to group relevant conversations. Tagging a word with a hash (or pound) symbol makes it easy for our posts to be filtered according to topic, and any developments in these topics to be tracked.

It’s a simple yet powerful tool for building conversations and spreading messages – and unfortunately rumours too – as we’ll discover in a minute.

Facebook drops 20% text rule for cover photos

Blink and you miss it – keeping up with the latest Facebook cover photo guidelines keeps you on your toes.

As of July 1, 2013, Facebook updated its Page Guidelines by removing this line “Covers may not include images with more than 20% text.” They have not yet publicly announced the change or the reason behind it yet; it remains permission-by-omission.