#VintageVW on Twitter — How it Works

Hello Vintage VW friends.

What is VintageVW? It’s a global conversation that anyone can take part in. Are you restoring a Vintage Volkswagen Beetle or Bus? Just purchased your first VW and have no idea where to start? Have a daily driver? Curious about Vintage Volkswagens?  All you have to do is post a tweet and tag it with the hashtag #VintageVW.

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.

Hashtags: helping you find interesting Tweets:

  • People use the hashtag symbol # before relevant keywords in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets to show more easily in Twitter Search.
  • Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets in that category.
  • Hashtags can occur anywhere in the Tweet.
  • Hashtagged words that become very popular are often Trending Topics.

Example: @erokCom added the hashtag before the word “#VintageVW” in his message. The word is now a link to search results for all Tweets containing “#VintageVW” in the message.

Using hashtags:

  • If Tweet with a hashtag on a public account, anyone who does a search for that hashtag may find your Tweet.
  • Don’t #spam #with #hashtags. Don’t over-tag a single Tweet. (Best practices recommend using no more than 3 hashtags per Tweet.)
  • Use hashtags only on Tweets relevant to the topic.

If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can create one for free by clicking here!

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Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started 1967beetle.com. I also own Lane Russell, a leading supplier of VW parts for your classic Volkswagen restoration. I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. alejandro_ventas June 18, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    See you there..Thanks. Alejandro. Mensaje enviado desde mi BlackBerry de Nextel


  2. Great explanation of the # #VintageVW


  3. Thanks, Eric. I’ll have to try it. Can you use twitter to search for parts or tips?


    1. Sure! Yes, you can.


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