How do you find what you’re looking for amid the clatter of Twitter?
In August 2007, Twitter user @ChrisMessina posted this innocent, unnoteworthy tweet:
And communication was changed forever.
Before Twitter adopted the hashtag and built it into an essential online marker, no-one used the # key much. Now, it’s used 125 million times daily on the platform—and rival social media channels have assimilated it.
We internal communicators have plenty of great industry-related Twitter hashtags at our disposal—where we can find the latest must-know news, impart our innovative ideas and advice, and form stronger, beneficial relationships with our peers.
Here are our picks for the top 10 #internalcomms hashtags on Twitter:
The primary industry hashtag hosts the very best of IC talent—with a smorgasbord of great advice, resources and industry updates. Top contributors: @AllthingsIC, @helendeverell, @JaneRevellIC, @kim_neverenough
A host of content related to employee engagement can be found under this hashtag—on leadership impact, communication, psychology, organizational culture, industry trends and more. Top contributors:@ee_awards, @prconversations, @CrystalMJonas
Every Monday evening, comms professionals share industry-related insights, advice and queries using this hashtag. With topics including internal comms measurement, delivering corporate content and preparing for change, #CommsChat can help you build relationships with other industry pros while learning something new. Top contributors: @commsceri, @ShaunRRogers
This new kid on the block is managed by CIPRInside and professional communicator Annique Simpson, and caters to internal communicators with a penchant for books. Each month, participants pick an industry book they’d like to read and discuss. Then they debate and converse about what they learned and what they disagreed with, and generally have a good old chin-wag while building on their knowledge and insights. Top contributors:@PaulSummerhill, @Advita_p
This broader hashtag covers news, facts and information about PR and marketing, as well as internal communications. It also features contributions by Helen Reynolds, who designs and posts rib-tickling and thought-provoking comms cartoons. Top contributors:@HelReynolds, @comms2point0
This covers communication, employee engagement, leadership, digital technology, organizational culture and workplace practices, but from a future-facing perspective. It’s the place to go on Twitter for insights and predictions of what our future organizations might look like. Top contributors: @LOMBARDI_GLORIA
This encompasses all topics under the HR sun, from employee engagement and communication to recruitment and business strategy. It hosts content including advisory blogs, personal anecdotes and inspiring suggestions. Top contributor: @LollyDaskal
This touches on leadership skills, employee benefits, psychology, communication techniques, workplace tech and the connection between the employee and customer experience. Top contributors: @jacobm
Pay this hashtag a visit for leadership advice, information on leaders’ impact on their organizations, or the odd inspiring quote to get you motivated and ready to face the day. Top contributors: @LollyDaskal
If you’re looking for a bonus hashtag, #KetchupQuestion examines your responses and thoughts about H&H’s weekly industry question featured in their Friday Ketchup email series.