Marcia Stepanek is a regular contributing writer for Justmeans and co-founder of Contribute Media. She also is Publisher of Cause Global, a group blog about the use of social media in social advocacy and innovation. Previously, she was executive editor and co-founder of CIO Insight Magazine and Web strategies editor at BusinessWeek, as well as the national economics correspondent and special proje...
10 Twitter Hashtags for Social Entrepreneurs
For anyone using Twitter, listen up. Hashtags -- those # symbols followed by a word that specifies a category of interest -- are invaluable. They can help you to find information more easily, as well as target your own tweets to the right enterprise audience.
Here's a list of 10 hashtags for social entrepreneurs. Let us know what other hashtags need to be added to this list. Post your suggestions in the comment box below, and don't hesitate to tell us why you follow certain hashtag groups over others.
Here's our list, for starters:
#SocEnt: This is one of the most popular hashtags in use by the social entrepreneurship crowd.
#BOP: A group of social enterpreneurs and social enterprise activists created this one to focus on economic development trends and social good projects at the "bottom of the pyramid."
#m4change: This hashtag defines a conversation around Mobile for Change, by people who are creating new ways to use the mobile Internet, social media, and location awareness devices to grow new businesses and solve social problems.
#Poverty: This tag helps to boost awareness of the people, ideas, and research covering those who live below the poverty line at home and abroad.
#Microfinance: A Twitter conversation focusing on microfinance.
#Environment: This tag is used for green tweets, along with #green and #sustainable.
#socap: A good source of information on social enterprise investors, and a good conversation about the new social capital marketplace.
#health: A place to share information on public health projects for the social good.
#socialgood: This one was created last summer by the Summer of Social Good and Mashable to flag enterprise and nonprofit projects to build a better world.
#nptech: Use this tag to follow news in the use of social media for social and enterprise change.
Got any hashtags to add to our list? Let us know here.