Planet Four Talk

hashtag help

  • Yosser70 by Yosser70

    I've never really understood the hashtag thing, where and when do I use them on this site?


  • mschwamb by mschwamb scientist, translator in response to Yosser70's comment.

    If you're familiar with twitter, the hashtags here work the same way. Basically it's a way of drawing attention to an image and mark similar features that you see in multiple images. We'll eventually have the ability in Talk to search on those hashtags, so we the science team can collect them and study those images highlighted with a given hashtag. One example is there are boulders in an image. We think that boulders may play a role in fan production one region. We can examine further all the images where volunteers marked in Talk that that say saw boulders.
    Hope this helps,