Indian author Chetan Bhagat promoted his latest book with the hashtag #18ThingsIWant -- and trended.
Twitter users take to #47percent to bash 2012 Republican party presidentiable Mitt Romney's statements in a leaked video.
Twitter goes abuzz with the 40th American Music Awards.
Here are the top hashtags that make their way to trending status during the 2013 American Music Awards.
See how Evian rode on the Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Are you sure your child is reading the right books?
Why don't people want Ben Affleck to play the dark crusader?
Beyond family, Thanksgiving 2013 also means a shopping spree.
When ESPN asks a terrible question, Twitter users start a trend. Why #BlameJayCutler?
Move over single-person photos, these tandems are set to take social media by storm.
Who won and who got the most tweet activity?
Even with many characters dead, Twitter became alive on the final episode of the HBO series Game of Thrones' fourth season.
Netizens were temporarily distracted from re-elected US president Barack Obama's victory speech as a woman in the background with a flag on her hair steals the show.
Why #HipHopEd is trending and why you should read it.
Kaplan's hashtag proves how positive marketing creates a positive brand and better engagement.
#Kershaw became a trending hashtag in the US today after Clayton Kershaw, pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, pitched a perfect game all through the six innings against the Colorado Rockies.
Certain celebrity blunders -- and deliberate activities -- are simply worth hashtagging.
Evian empowers 2014 with a trending hashtag.
Twitter goes ablaze with the 2013 NCAA season.
In August 31, 2012, Malaysians may have set a new world record by sending a massive 3.6 million tweets in a span of 60 minutes as citizens celebrated Independence Day.
Yes, controversy and bad girl attitude will make you trend bigtime.
The hashtag #ModernSeinfeld is now onTwitter where online users can share their own ideas on how the story would have gone in recent times.
MTV UK uses hashtag to promote a show -- and succeeds dramatically.
How does Twitter celebrate a milestone in a basketball star's career? Make his hashtag trend, of course.
This week a new trending game has been created. Though not as creative as most popular ones, it helped get through another Monday.
Social media celebrates the evolution of beauty with #NationalLipstickDay.
Are the latest Superbowl ads effective? Group (and public) says they're #NotBuyingIt.
Democrats vs Republican healthcare issue trends with #ObamacareInThreeWords.
Food Network says 'no more' to Paula Deen on racist comments; #PaulasBestDishes trends
When the zoo loses an animal, leave it to the Twitterverse to find it -- and fast.
In celebration of its 36th year in the ice cream business, Ben & Jerry's merges social media savvy and humor with #RejectedIceCream.
Social media "bows" down to one of the greatest leaders this world has ever known.
How to create a hashtag that unifies the Twitterverse? Make it about a would-be king.
Taylor Swift uses the firepower of social media to bring her latest single (and album) to the world.
Hashtag once again proves how powerful it can be on social media.
Nik Wallenda's death defying stunt leaves social media in a frenzy.
There are trends that go on for a very long time. See why.
At the start of the week, most hashtags are found to be about gaining new followers and friends across social media with hashtags such as #TeamFollowBack.
Hashtag trend shows Twiter is a student's world.
You can never go wrong with hashtags that tap the human spirit.
Why is #Tumuklas trending on Twitter?
#VSFashionShow trends on Twitter as the breathtakingly stunning event unfolds. Don't you just wish you were there?
#WhatJayZSaidToSolange fires up Twitter, proving that, yes, social media is that powerful.
A trending hashtag has to appeal to the emotional side of the Twitter universe -- and #YAllRemember has done just that.
Here are 10 of the best hashtags to follow if you're looking for travel advice.
As the 2013 summer blockbuster season opens, these hashtags will help keep you in the know.
If you can't eat the food, hashtag it. Here's five of the world's most used.
The opening of 2014 should jumpstart your social media strategy. Here's where -- and how -- you can start.
ABC Television creates a huge Twitter buzz for Premiere Week with Tweetapalooza.
The start of this year's biggest shopping season didn't show much difference from the last few. Door-busters weren't the only things found around social media.
A small town gets a surprise when thousands of Anime fans hijack its hashtag.
Well #Halloween is over, but the trend continues across social media as people get anxious for next year already.
Every Thursday, social media gives everybody a chance to share some memories and favorite moments with #tbt.
Integrating hashtags into TV commercials and shows may be good for your brand.
The Hashtags Staff gathered some of the most followed art-related hashtags on Twitter right now.
When Beyonce cuts her hair, a hashtag trends.
Boston train commuters air their grievances on Twitter with #MBTAannoy.
Twitter teams with up with ComedyCentral for online laugh fest.
How Burger King got itself to trend by bringing back it's most loved Internet character.
The Twitter Oscars Index was launched to help predict how the 2013 Academy Awards would turn out based on user posts and sentiments.
Latino celebrities engage micro-bloggers to vote wisely in the 2012 US national elections in a Twitter party with #IVoteBecause.
In this Twitter game, participants use #XMasAMovie to incorporate the Christmas theme into the title of an ordinary movie.
The Church of England prepares to live tweet sermons in time for the holidays with #ChristmasStartsWithChrist.
A daughter offers a tribute to her dead with a hashtag.
US First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign continues to trend on Twitter and proves that it is bigger than the tweets of criticism against it.
There are rules that will help you make a proper Promoted Trend for maximum exposure and generate new loyal customers.
Authors and writers on Twitterverse are using hashtags to easily connect with each other online.
The demand for a hot social media photo has spurred a growing trend for plastic surgery aimed solely at creating attractive online profiles.
#CFDAAWARDS trending on Twitter shows how music and fashion can drive social media.
The hashtag #twitterfiction has been recently created to provide a venue where online users can share fictional stories and entice others to become interested on writing and literature.
Every Friday, Twitter users reach out to gain more followers (hence #FF Follow Friday). This week's rendition of the hashtag has shown a significant increase in its use.
Academie Francaise bans "hashtag", "supermodel" among others in an attempt to preserve the French language.
The reborn annual show, #TheGameAwards, aims to showcase the year's best and next year's brightest in the gaming industry.
Despite the narrowing gender divide, females still find the games industry leaning favorably towards males which is why the hashtag #1reasonwhy was created.
Fans of Google Glass will be happy to know that there's now a hashtag community about it.
#PrayForVancouver trends after an earthquake hits Haida Gwaii, an archipelago on the North Coast of British Columbia in Canada.
Halloween is usually celebrated with scares -- but Twitter users this year took a turn toward humor.
In the digital age, hashtags are a solid way to raise political and societal awareness.
You can conduct a solid marketing plan online without having to dent your budget.
How powerful are hashtags?
When talking about a natural disaster or tumultuous event on social media, how should you treat it?
Memes offer a whole new way of looking at hashtags -- and how hilarious it can get.
With the post-Black Friday hangover still buzzing days after, let's look at the annual brouhaha characterizing #WalmartFights.
Katy Perry's PR team turns to Twitter and lets fans decide what the popstar should release next.
How does knowing how many people tweeted hashtag help your business?
A Twitter game started by @midnight, people aim to #RuinA90sBand by modifying its name to make it seem less appealing.
Faith is such a strong force to bring people together -- and for the church, one surefire way to get people involved in a cause is to reach out through social media.
What are the elements of a successful Twitter party?
Once you've chosen the hashtag your event will work with, the next step is to maximize its marketing capabilities.
You can set a worldwide trend by starting your own hashtag.
How is your sponsored trend doing and what are people saying about it?
One of America's most traditional holidays, #Thanksgiving is the perfect day for social media users to express what they are most thankful for.
You may have a trending hashtag -- but is it reaching your target market?
Twitter is getting better at coming up with diverse Twitter games. This week saw plenty of participation in the use of #MyLastWordsIn5Words which was much more developed than most other recent Twitter games.
The celebration of St. Valentine's appreciation for love has inspired this annual tradition. Now #ValentinesDay is a way for many to celebrate their loved ones.
It's Thursday again which means it's time for #TBT. This week showed higher than average usage of the hashtag showing its growth.
It's #Christmas, and social media is having a huge celebration, allowing people to share their own #Christmas with others with a simple hashtag.
It's hashtag game day on Twitter. This week #MakeAMoviePG reaches one of the top trends of the night giving Tweeters a chance to show their creative side.
Fallon will be crowd-sourcing on Twitter so online participants have a chance to help create the script of the new Lincoln MKC advertisement.
Just before Valentine's Day, social media sees #WhatIsLoveIn4Words appear which allows people to share their idea of what true love would look like.
#RomneyEncore trends as 47% (or more) of Americans expressed disdain over Mitt Romney's statements in a leaked video.
Microsoft's #DroidRage hashtag backfires as Twitter users post why they don't want the software.
Microsoft is poised to soar with its own social media website – Socl.
This Woman Crush Wednesday (#wcw), people show off their significant friends, family members, and inspirational celebrities to the world.
To celebrate Halloween 2013, social media users invite others to watch Ricky Dillon (@RickyPDillon) dressed up in a silly yellow chicken costume scaring people away on the street.
McNabb fans unite online to bid goodbye to retiring NFL star.
Avid Nintendo gamer pushes for gender quality on games through #MiiQuality hashtag.
Tuesday is the time people see how far they've gone and changed.
What happens when you merge sharks and tornadoes? A trending hashtag!
A photo truly carries a thousand words; and in the case of the social media network user, worth more likes than text.
The hashtag #PolTwt was created for police forces from different parts of the world to discuss the special event.
Pope Benedict officially begins tweeting on December 12, 2012.
The #missing2mins hashtag hopes to correct the damage #romneyencore has wreaked online.
Romney's reply on gender equality at the workplace gets taken out of context and gives birth to a wave of memes and satirical social media accounts.
Promoting on Twitter is not just about creating a catchy hashtag and tweeting incessantly. There are rules to follow.
"We're no damsels in distress!" say supporters of #NotYourRescueProject.
The wave of hashtags created in celebration (criticism) of the 2014 Winter Olympics is not really surprising, at all.
Weddings are typically a time for celebrating a couple's love. This can also be a very good time to #RuinAWeddingIn5Words, thanks to ideas among social media.
After a hostage situation erupted in Sydney, social media developed the #PrayForSydney hashtag to unite people in prayer over the individuals in the situation.
Why #YesAllWomen is trending -- and why it matters that it is.
The hashtag #heardwhilstdisabled seeks to put a stop to thoughtless comments.
December 21st - the shortest day of the year, social media decides to also name it #ShortGirlAppreciationDay. Light humor gives a distraction from other events.
It's football season once again -- on the field and online.
This year, hashtag advertising on TV went up further as the Super Bowl draws much larger crowds.
Super Bowl XLVIII promises to be action packed, not just on the field but on social media. Are you a Ravens or a 49ers fan?
International news wire takes its first foray into Twitter advertising with a Samsung sponsored tweet.
Here are the top trending hashtags in the past 24 hours -- and why they reached worldwide status.
A simple Tweet drove social media and the entire internet into a frenzy. There’s no doubt you’ve already seen the #AlexFromTarget hashtag in the last few hours...
Almost every winter the Northeastern United States receives substantial amounts of snowfall. News of the #BlizzardOf2015 spread across social media.
The Vatican called for a truce in the wars happening around the world via #PauseForPeace. And there's no better venue to spread the message than the globally watched 2014 World Cup Finals.
The Season of Giving has brought the always-trending hashtag #Giveaway to spike higher than usual.
Modifying book titles has become a pretty popular idea for hashtag games. #RedNeckABook is another good example of the fun ideas social media has for these games.
History is never-ending, and neither is the trend of #tbt. With such an interesting world, social media has plenty of memories to share with friends and followers.
There are several TV shows to watch out for in February, with some of them having really high social media engagement.
Twitter has served as a primary source of immediate news for many industries and has certainly served as a viable information disseminator for the field of education. Here are the top education-related hashtags.
Why do some think trending is the be-all, end-all in social media?
With Christmas upon us, those celebrating share their special moments from this important holiday with social media.
Promoted Trends and Promoted Tweets allow marketers to build a more solid brand strategy that reaches the most number of target audiences.
Wrongly written hashtag creates confusion online.
How would the toughest rappers look with some minor adjustments? Twitter goes on a frenzy with #MakeARapperSoft
Twitter users find a better way to help other understand the US fiscal cliff by using #StarWarsFiscalCliff.
While some Twitter users are very successful at making well-trending hashtags, this doesn't mean you cannot do the same for your own campaign. Here's how you can make it happen.
Social media sites went wild after Hillary Clinton, wife of former democratic U.S. President Bill Clinton shared that they went broke after leaving the White House.
#WhyImVotingUkip would have made a great venue for political discourse--until things turned sour.
From Chicago deep dishes to New York brick ovens, there are too many styles of pizza to not celebrate #NationalPizzaDay with social media.
To usher in the start of the Christmas season, netizens have gone on to boost the spirit of philanthropy with #GivingTuesday.
by George Rex Young & Rubicam (@YoungRubicam), one of the oldest running businesses in the United States, is turning 90 years old on May 25, 2013. To celebrate its longevity in the industry, it has created the hashtag #advertisingis, inviting social…
2012 US presidential candidate Mitt Romney pioneers as the first to buy a Twitter hashtag for a campaign.
Twitter is a great way to expand and promote your business.
Superstar Beyonce proves she's the real star of the SuperBowl with a heart-stopping performance -- and much awaited reunion!
It's hump day. Twitter turns to what it knows best to get through the hardest part of the week-Trending Twitter Games.
A successful hashtag has one ultimate definition -- it reached trending status.
George RR Martin, creator of the epic TV series Game of Thrones, has gone back on his word not to join the latest thing that comes along by joining social media site Twitter.
So a hashtag is trending worldwide; what does it mean? We discuss why a hashtag trends and what it means for you or your business.
Hashtags are powerful and effective -- if you know how to use them. Here are the top things you should NEVER do if you want to be taken seriously online.
What makes the iPhone such a popular trend within social media? A brief look at why that won't change anytime soon.
Here are the top trending hashtags in the last 24 hours.
To understand the kinds of hashtags that do work, check out these hashtags that flopped.
With Christmas practically upon it, the city of #Chicago starts trending thanks to the hundreds of events going on to celebrate with the millions of citizens.
Be careful what you tweet, especially if you're in the public eye.
"Millenials" are an indispensable part of your social media strategy. Here's why.
The long battle between conservatives and liberals reached another high by trending well on Twitter recently with the hashtag #WordsThatOffendLiberals.
The hashtag #selfie has been trending steadily for several months -- and for very good reasons. A "selfie" refers to a photo of yourself usually taken with a mobile device or smart phone then posting it immediately on a social media platform.
The latest swipe at the NBA forward was through the hashtag #LeBroning, where social media users started sharing photos of themselves being carried by family or friends.
Hashtags are powerful business tools. Here's how to make sure they work.
With the Christmas Season already here, Twitter whips up a fun game to get the celebration started using the hashtag #XmasListIn3Words.
Introducing, the first official tweet-sourced drink. Here's why you should try it.
There are always some fun "National" days, but who would want to miss out on #NationalCookieDay? Social media shows off recipes, displays, and cookie stories.