HashTags in Twitter organise the conversations in our community
- these are the ones @CapeTown promotes:
read more about the origin of the tags in the blog...
Important Notice: Due to the number of tweets in the @capetown stream, tags are followed more closely and are noticed. So the chance of a retweet increases when you add a tag and it is really helpful. Thanks for considering.
#ourCapeTown - talking about Town in general. Also using #ikapaLethu & #onsKaapstad - after #capetown started attracting spam...
#MotherCity - used any time to indicate love for the City
#CapePic - posting photos and videos of experiences and places, with a subtle play on the word EPIC, cause most of these are...
#capeEvent - we are using this tag together with many other capetonians to share all events, excluding music-related gigs or club scenes with DJs. (Note: unfortunately, the original tag 'CapeEvent' has been tag-jacked by one company - who did not initiate it, but fortunately a good service is being delivered to capetonians via it).
#CapeAdvice - very popular tag (also follow the account @CapeAdvice) to source help for individual need in Cape Town - give advice if you also ask for it, please
#CapeNews - pulling news from various sources, verified (not only Cape Town specific, but also of general interest to Capetonians)
#CapeTwitterDay - on 22 September (the date the very 1st tweet went out from @capetown) every year, we celebrate & acknowledge Twitter.
#CapeWeather - speaks for itself
#CapeMusic - for local music promotion, including songs and performances ( no need to add #capeevent)
#CapeAdvert - any products or services that may be useful to advertise - if it is commercial, it should have this tag :) It used to be #capeAdvert..
#CapeDiscuss - previously #capeopinion, then #cape2cents this tag is about your unique opinion distributed to followers. Disclaimer: any tweet carrying this tag is not directly associated with @CapeTown but represents the opinion of the original Twitter user
#CapeTweeps - all time favorite, in reference to the followers, the Tweeple of @CapeTown - watch it for featured users (it was #capefollowers before)
#CapeLocalBiz - local businesses that trade in Cape Town and are active in Twitter - you can list here: Linked Locals
#CapeLove - loving the place, the people and the moment - and intended for visitors to Cape Town (capturing all the 'touristy' things and giving some handy tips around town). In August 2012, Cape Town Tourism adopted #loveCapeTown - and we support this too!
#iAnM - thoughts and views of the community manager of the @CapeTown account @iAmnotMany to differentiate...
AD HOC (less important) TAGS
#CapeIssues - have any problems in Cape Town, tell some followers about it and copy the account that could help. e.g @CityofCT
#CapeQuote - unique wisdom of followers (not quoting anyone else) send at 00:00
#CapeJobs - looking for work, or offering a job, use this tag with pleasure to connect to talent and opportunity
#CapeRent - if you have longer-term accommodation available (not for hotels and guest houses so much)
#CapeBlogPost - if you are a blogger in Cape Town, or about Cape Town (specifically), would love to tell followers about an entry when you post - tag it please
#CapeShame - when someone in Cape Town does something dumb that we are all ashamed of...
#atCapeTown - in reference to this community building initiative & http://bit.ly/atcapetown (this website)... if you forget all, please remember this one and return any time
#CapeTags - all the tags initiated and supported by @CapeTown
#CapeTV - talking about television, discussing and informing
#CapeSurf - surfing is big in Cape Town and @dirktolken started this tag to share about the tide, the waves and what not...
#CapeRTday - another one that really works well to reciprocate, by directly ReTweeting a follower (using the RT button) - and sending their tweet into YOUR followers' streams. On this day we ONLY RT and do not edit anything, or add anything. More here.
#zaPolitics - politicians, events, views, propaganda... all here
#CapeTwestival - to date, the @CapeTown account supported the international Twestival for good, when Twitter comes together with global local festivals to raise awareness and funds for social change - follow @CapeTwestival
#CapeMahala- special giveaways and promotions via @CapeTown to followers - not a competition, just freebies!
#CapeHero - affiliated with @CapeTown by sponsoring a page on this website, offering endorsed services or making a financial contribution via a donation. More Information.
#CapeTourist - travel tips in Cape Town / follow @CapeTourist
#PokenCape - affiliated business: an e-businesscard connecting online and physical networking at events and meetings
THANK YOU so MUCH.
IMPORTANT > We have now launched our new community website mimiCapeTown.co.za where you can post notices via unique mobile boards.
Also spend a moment on the ABOUT page with the Mission please.
Your support of these tags (and others) helps us build community.