The world’s biggest social network is slowly changing its rules to make its community more inclusive and transparent.
Nowadays, the most influential posts appear first on the homepage, before they go to the top of the site, according to Axios.
But as we saw during the presidential election, sometimes the people in power are the ones who decide the direction of the platform.
If you follow a specific hashtag, the people who post about it are more likely to get it.
Here are the rules.1.
Use the hashtag and title that people want to share with you.
People will often tag their favorite celebrities or personalities in their posts, to show their support for the story.
If they tag someone, it means they trust them enough to share their message.2.
Be careful with hashtags and hashtags only.
The more you follow one hashtag, like #CancelMeToo, the less likely it is to appear on the top page of the website.
But if you follow multiple hashtags, they’ll be more likely, if you followed the hashtag.3.
Don’t try to create your own hashtags.
They will often be promoted from people you follow and are likely to share more.
So you’ll have to create a hashtag yourself.4.
Keep the hashtag short.
As long as you stay on the same topic, you’ll probably be able to keep the conversation going.5.
Make it about the person or subject you’re interested in.
This is another common strategy for people to use.
But it could be confusing to those who aren’t familiar with hashtagging, so try to avoid using it.6.
Don, not just say yes.
This rule applies to both the people and the topics.
You should never say yes to something you can’t commit to, or to someone you might never meet.7.
Follow the hashtag if you have a particular interest.
For instance, if the topic is immigration, you can tag immigration and immigration reform with #CIRCLE.8.
Don�t try to dominate the conversation.
Don”t go overboard.
Just follow a few hashtags that can be shared easily and are related to your topic.9.
Follow people you want to talk to.
This also applies to people you don’t follow.
You can tag someone with #JoinMe, for instance, to join the conversation with them.10.
Keep your eyes open.
People who are influential and have a lot of followers are more inclined to be visible on the platform, so follow them if you can.
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