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BUS 130: Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Hargis): Twitter

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Then follow the next four steps to look up hashtags on Twitter and how to retweet. If you find yourself having any questions, please ask a librarian for help. 


How to Retweet

1. Find an article you want to comment on. At the bottom, you will see the “retweet”      button.   ​

2. Click on “retweet”    button.  Then add comment in the space provided. Be sure to include #MCCBiz. 

3. Hit “Retweet”. 

@ vs #

What's the different between @ and #

@middlesex_cc is addressing a user. Think of of it as AT SOMEONE. In the case of @middlesex_cc, it's addressing the community college

#MCCBiz is related to a movement, issue, or trend. It's a way to search, like Google. So #MCCBiz is searching for tweets related to the movement or a class. 

Step One

On the Twitter homepage towards the left side of the screen, you'll see a magnifying glass icon. Click on it 


Step Two

Type in the hashtag you're looking up, for this example we're going to use #entrepreneurship 

Step Three

Look through the results. Remember since this page is in real time, it might be difficult to find the same tweet. If you find a tweet you that's really helpful write down the person, time, and date. 

Step Four

Not finding exactly what you're looking for? Add another hashtag. The example below is #entrepreneurship #college . You don't need to include AND when you search.