7 hashtags academics should be using on Twitter

Whether or not scholars should be using hashtags in their publications is naturally, highly debatable. But one thing is certain: unless they’ve adopted hashtags on Twitter, they risk missing out on the global academic conversation unfolding by the minute.

If you’re a scholar, educator, or university community manager – these are some of the best hashtags to use for higher ed topics, largely coined by Twitter’s most influential scholars.

7 hashtags academics should be using on Twitter #ScholarSunday

#ScholarSunday: an engaging strategy to highlight your faculty and outstanding grad students. Each Sunday, recommend to your followers a scholar they should follow.

7 hashtags academics should be using on Twitter #Academia

#Academia: a highly populated hashtag on Twitter. As long as your content actually relates to academia, then you should definitely include it for high publicity.

7 hashtags academics should be using on Twitter #AcWri

#AcWri (i.e. ‘academic writing’) is especially useful for graduate students seeking out feedback on their essays or theses.

7 hashtags academics should be using on Twitter #HigherEd

#HigherEd: a generic hashtag that covers any and every topic in higher education, including tuition fees and social culture.

7 hashtags academics should be using on Twitter #OnlineLearning

#OnlineLearning: as the hashtag indicates, #OnlineLearning is suitable for discussing online courses, blended learning, social media and all topics that are both academic and digital.

#EdResearch: the perfect hashtag to showcase your latest academic and scientific research.

7 hashtags academics should be using on Twitter #Edu

#Edu: a very generic hashtag that includes all education levels, anywhere from primary schooling to continuing programs. If you’re looking to join the global education conversation, #edu is the way to go.


#JeSuisCharlie and the Power of Hashtag Aggregation

Following the January 7 terror attack at the Charlie Hebdo head office in Paris, the Charlie Hebdo website published an image with the phrase “Je Suis Charlie” (I Am Charlie). Journalists from news offices around the World popularized the phrase as a hashtag, causing it to blow up across social media platforms.

Yesterday, the globe united under one hashtag – demonstrating the power of a single clickable word. Indeed; #jesuischarlie was the number one trending hashtag on Twitter on Wednesday, and Instagram currently has more than 533,000 posts under #jesuischarlie.

It’s at remarkable times like these that hashtag aggregation is necessary.

Swizly offers hashtag aggregation, pulling content from different social networks in near real-time. Simply input the hashtag(s) of your choice, and watch the content roll in. Swizly also allows you to moderate content, and remove unrelated spam by the click of a button.

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