#Twitter #hashtags for the #translation industry
Thread poster: RominaZ

RominaZ  Identity Verified
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Oct 7, 2011

What Are Hashtags ("#" Symbols)?
Definition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.

See Twitter help center

Now which are the most popular Twitter hashtags for the translation industry?

#translation is a great place to start.
Also in popular use is #xl8 – the ‘x’ meaning ‘trans’ and the l8 forming the ‘txt spk’ ending (as in gr8 (great) or m8 (mate)).

#t9n is also well-used. Diverting from txt spk this time, it’s just a shortened version of translation. The 9 represents the number of letters omitted. After all, that Twitter ‘real estate’ is incredibly important!

In the same shortened vein, #l10n and #g11n will also crop up, meaning localization and globalization respectively. And let’s not forget about #i18n for internationalization purposes.

Other obvious hashtags are #language, #linguistics and #languages, while #W3C will keep you up to date with the World Wide Web Consortium’s multilingual web project.

Relevant hashtags can also be used together to find even more specific content. #language and #careers in the same search, for example, will bring up any job-related Tweets. Anything is possible!

Using hashtags based around events can also be a very powerful way for those in the translation industry to use Twitter. They allow you to see quickly who is at an event, and keep you up-to-date with any last-minute changes, meet-ups or cancellations. Earlier in the year saw the first EU Digital Agenda Assembly, and subsequent discussions could be found under the hashtag #daa11eu.
Check the website for your event’s relevant hashtag before you head out to a conference, seminar or expo.

And if you’re not sure on whether to use a particular hashtag, you can check the popularity of a tag on www.hashtags.org.

Source Lingo24 Blog


Safiye TINGIR  Identity Verified
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thank you Oct 7, 2011

it is very useful to see what is going on in our sector
thank you



Anne Diamantidis  Identity Verified
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A few more hashtags Oct 10, 2011

Hey Romina,

Thanks for sharing the info!

I'd like to add a few more industry hashtags as well:

#t9njobs for translation/localization/interpreting jobs
#xl8marketing for marketing in translation
#xl8SMM for the social media marketing in translation Twitter chat

Have a great day!

(@ADiamantidis on Twitter )


patriciabr  Identity Verified
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Twitter Hashtags and handles for terminology Dec 2, 2015

This is my collection of Twitter hashtags and handles for terminology.


Hope it helps.


Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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Thanks for all the great hashtags/handles everyone! Dec 2, 2015


[Edited at 2015-12-02 20:30 GMT]


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