Hashtags are how we create multiple-person conversations, themes, memes, and, if we're big enough, trending topics. Use the # symbol before the tag name, without separation. Example: #chalicelight = chalice lightings
What are some key hashtags for Unitarian Universalist Tweeple to know?
Of Unitarian, Universalist, or Unitarian Universalist interest
uu = In English, this is usually Unitarian Universalist content, unless we have a Discworld conversation going on.
uu2020 = conversation specifically Unitarian Universalist related to the Faith2020 conversation for christian faith formation
uualtoaz - UU Alto (response) to Arizona (for Justice GA 2012)
uugrowthlab = items related to our growth lab and connected labs
uuga = Unitarian Universalist General Assembly (GA) generally; specific GA dates are followed with the year, e.g. #uuga2011
sideoflove = Standing On the Side of Love Campaign
icuu = International Council Unitarians and Universalists
uua = Unitarian Universalist Association
uusc = Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
freechurch = Free Church tradition of which we are part
uugov = governance conversations
uuya = unitarian universalist young adults
ya = young adult programs, caucus, or content
youth = youth programs, caucus, or content
druumm = Diverse & Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries
ARE = allies for racial equity
EqUUal = EqUUal Access
LREDA = Liberal Religious Educators Association
UUMN = Unitarian Univeralist Musicians Network
UUAA = Unitarian Universalist Association of Administrators
UUMA = Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association
chalicelight = chalice lighting
chaliceout = chalice extinguishing
wisdomtalewednesday = we share wisdom tales
Principles are referred to like this: #1stP #2ndP #3rdP etc.
Sources are referred to like this: #1stS #2ndS #3rdS etc.
James Luther Adams' 5 Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion: #1Stone #2Stone #3Stone etc.
Not only UU, but drawing a number of U, U, and UU folk:
altoaz (response to oppressive AZ laws)
Multifaith Hashtags (details only if not self-explanatory) - any holiday can be and is hashtagged for conversations
Bahai but not Bah'ai because the ' mark cuts off the hashtag
Christian is also tagged #xtian
Ethical = Ethical Culture
Islam - to refer to religion, #Islamism refers to nationalist movements
SGI = Soka Gakkai International, a form of Nichiren Buddhism
Zoro = Zoroastrian, the dude w/ the sword is #Zorro
A tip: If your message plus your hashtag & your Twitter handle makes it too long for someone else to retweet, you are cutting yourself out of the conversation, since handles and hashtags are the first things retweeters will cut. Keep your messages under 100 characters & your message plus hashtags under 120 for maximum conversation and connection, as well as for putting out news or events.
Tip 2: If you're tweeting about your congregation, especially an upcoming event, use a local geographic hashtag and maybe your state, too.