• Amy Burvall

Hashtaggery at #BLC16


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“The Tag is the Soul of the Internet”

This summer at Alan November’s Building Learning Communities (BLC16) I launched a new presentation called “Hashtaggery”. I wanted to share more creative ways to use hashtags, rather than for mere searching and sharing.


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How can we use them for

serendipitous creativity?

After some background into what folksonomy is and the history of the hashtag in social media (aka “octothorpe”), I delve into more whimsical uses, such as contextualizing metaphorical images, movement making, humorous “hack-a-tag” wordplay, and crowdsourced, collaborative creative projects.

There are also some suggestions as to how to incorporate hashtags in the overall structure of your course, including a “Twitter question of the week” and a “tag wall”.

Here’s the slide deck, but note that the videos are not enabled.


Hashtaggery BLC16 from Amy Burvall

#alannovember #creativity #socialmedia #edcuation #blc #hashtags

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