#IndieSFF promotes independent and small press authors publishing within the science fiction and fantasy genres.
Using #IndieSFF will see your tweet shared across a growing audience, with the hashtag being managed by:
and our co-conspirator:
Panda Johnson very kindly created the promotional video you see above and we would encourage you to tweet photos of your #indiesff book for our gallery. By working together , tweeting and sharing and supporting one another #indieSFF can only grow.
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a word or phrase preceded by a hash sign (#), used on social media sites such as Twitter to identify messages on a specific topic.
If you’re a social media novice, hashtags — those short links preceded by the pound sign (#) — may seem confusing and unnecessary. But they are integral to the way we communicate online, and it’s important to know how to use them (even though some people are not the biggest fans). Plus, they are a lot of fun.
On Twitter, the pound sign (or hash) turns any word or group of words that directly follow it into a searchable link. This allows you to organize content and track discussion topics based on those keywords.
So, if you wanted to post about the Star Wars Trailer finale, you would include #StarWarsTrailer in your tweet to join the conversation.
Click on a hashtag to see all the posts that mention the subject in real time.
The hashtag’s widespread use began with Twitter, but has extended to other social media platforms. In 2007, in a tweet, Twitter begin grouping topics using the hash symbol.
Twitter initially rejected the idea. But in October 2007, citizen journalists began using the hashtag #SanDiegoFire, at Messina’s suggestion, to tweet updates on a series of forest fires in San Diego. The practice of hashtagging took off; now users and brands employ hashtags to cover serious political events (#Cairo) and entertainment topics (#MileyCyrus) alike.