HashGang aids you in creating online communities of individuals on Twitter based on an event such as a webinar, conference or just simply a social event. The tool with continously search the microblogging platform for tweets that have a designated hashtags. Let’s see what we get if we enter the hashtag #sla2011 that was utilized for the recent Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Figure 1 provides a snapshot of the results.
As the results roll in, you can access the profile of each individual by clicking on his or her picture. In addition, Hashgang provides a peek at the individual’s recent tweets that contains the hashtag.
Besides identifying communities of interest and branding a product or service, HashGang can be used to select industry experts and thought leaders if you chose to search with established hashtags for industry events.
HashGang is available at hashgang.moso.com/