A hashtag is a word or a phrase prefixed with the symbol #. Short messages on microblogging and social networking services such as Twitter, Tout, identi.ca, Tumblr, Instagram, Flickr, Google+ or Facebook may be tagged by putting “#” before important words, as in:
#SUNYBroome is a #college located in #Binghamton, NY.
Hashtags provide a means of grouping such messages, since one can search for the hashtag and get the set of messages that contain it.
The following hashtags are acknowledged by SUNY Broome and are encouraged for use on all social media platforms
- #sunybroome (General reference to the College)
- #sunybroomehornets (SUNY Broome sports and athletics)