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Facebook Hashtags 101: Tips and Tricks in Light of Facebook's Big Announcement


New article on highlights the basics of hashtag use in light of Facebook's announcement to support hashtags.

Tallahassee, Florida (PRWEB) June 19, 2013

This week, Nate Long published a new article on in light of Facebook's long-awaited announcement to support hashtags. In the article, titled "Facebook Hashtags 101," Long provided an in-depth overview of the role of Facebook hashtags and their benefits to individuals and companies.

"Some Facebook users were already using hashtags in their status updates," said Long, "but they weren't very useful without built-in functionality from Facebook. Finally, Facebook users get to experience the fun and usefulness of hashtags. Unfortunately, there will be abuse as well, and it will be interesting to see what rules Facebook implements to counteract it."

In the article, Long covers how hashtags are used on other social networks and the purpose they serve for Facebook. He also reviews the current functionality of Facebook hashtags, tips and tricks for brands and companies using hashtags, and what the future holds for hashtags on Facebook.

"My advice is to use Facebook hashtags to listen, participate and lead," said Long. "Take the time to learn the unwritten rules of the communities in which you participate, and always provide value to those communities."

Long also predicts deep integration of hashtags into Facebook's advertising platform, pointing out the advertising changes announced around the same time Facebook introduced hashtags.

"It took ages to bring hashtags to Facebook," said Long, "but now that hashtags are here, Facebook will be committed to their success."

To read the full article, visit "Facebook Hashtags 101" on

About Nate Long
Nate Long is a Tourism Marketing Consultant who specializes in the convergence of social media, mobile marketing, content marketing and public relations. He's helped more than 100 businesses gain exposure, increase sales and build critical relationships with customers. Learn more at

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