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ENG 101: English Comp (Cady): Twitter

Go to https://twitter.com/search-home?lang=en​

Then follow the next four steps to look up hashtags on Twitter. YOU DO NOT NEED A TWITTER ACCOUNT TO DO THIS! So don't worry if you don't have one. If you find yourself having any questions, contact the library at mcclibrary@middlesex.mass.edu

@ 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

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

Topics and suggested hashtags

  • Genetic engineering of food: #GMO #GMOs #labelGMOs
  • Circadian rhythm and sleep: #circadianrhythm #sleephealth #sleep @UofG_Sleep
  • Cloning: #cloning #petcloning #cloningethics
  • Stem cell research: #stemcellresearch #stemcell @StemCellsJournl #stemcellethics
  • Socio-economic impact on children: #ConcentratedDisadvantage #socioeconomic #childhood #family
  • Leisure activities and health: #leisure #health #relax #selfcare #mentalhealth
  • Social media: #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing
  • Hacking/personal data: #privacy #personaldata #dataprotection #dataprivacy
  • Advertising: #advertising #marketing
  • Profiling: #racialprofiling #stopandfrisk
  • Prison system ed/conditioning: #prisoneducation #booksinprison
  • Creativity (or not) in education: #creativeteaching #creativelearning #differentwaystolearn
  • Community colleges: #communitycollege  #highered  #personalizedlearning
  • Designer babies: #designerbabies  #geneticengineering #crispr  #ethics #bioengineering #biotech
  • Rise in elected totalitarianism: #totalitarianism #dictatorship #corruption #politics
  • Banning bilingual classes: #prop227 #bilingual #teaching #bilingualeducation
  • Legalizing marijuana in MA: #legalization #legalizemarijuana #massachusetts #cannabis
  • Supreme Court and MeToo: #supremecourt #metoo #scotus #brettkavanaugh
  • Right to die: #Assistedsuicide #euthanasia #righttodie
  • Big data research: #bigdata #datascience #research
  • Gene therapy (23 and Me): #genetherapy
  • Fake news: #fakenews
  • Music influences in book/movie: Look up specific book or movie and musical artist Example: #blackpanther #kendricklamar
  • Executive order constitutionality Racial Profiling: #executiveorder #constitution

Step One

On the Twitter search page, you could type in your hashtags. You could type in a few hashtags or just one. Or you could choose advanced search and you'll have more search options. 

Step Two

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

 

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 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 #blacklivesmatter #brownlivesmatter . You don't need to include AND when you search. 

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