Should I be tagging all of my posts with #plants? You'd think I'd be better at all this social media malarkey by now...
I'm not sure hash tags have really caught on on mastodon. There's a certain critical mass of use they need to have before people need to find them useful enough to use... I occasionally tag "special interest" posts but mostly for the principle of it.
True. But this place doesn't really have the functionality to search by text alone (by design).
IDK, I've always found interesting people and posts by word of mouth, on whatever part of the internet I've been using.
I mean, mastodon is small - a few of us might be able to make hashtags a thing here. You'd start with just a few and post new content to them regularly. So your #plant posts, I intend to keep using #3dprint when appropriate, if we can persuade a few others... Even if we all follow each other anyway it would introduce a degree of searchability that isn't there now.
For extra nerd cred we'd coordinate under #hashtag of course.
I grew up reading Hofstadter's "Metamagical Themas" columns, meta is the only way to go.
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