Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Flipboard 0 In the world of hashtags hashtags are a dime a dozen. Shiny new hashtags are coined quicker than you can press the # sign. Because hashtags have so many diverse uses – from classification to emphasis of a point – there have sprung up terms to describe the different types of hashtags out there. We’re aware of several of the terms in already in use. Hashtag Glossary: Cashtag Currently the term Cashtag is being used to describe two types of hashtags. One type, is really a hashtag offspring that doesn’t use the # symbol, but $ symbol instead. Cashtags are being used by the financial industry to track stock prices. Hashtracking.com also tracks Cashtags, if this is something you’d like to follow. The second type of Cashtag is a hashtag used for a sale or financial transaction. It was first launched by Amex. Use of a specific hashtag (called a cashtag because of its purpose) sets a chain of events in motion, allowing you to place an order or pay a bill, just by tweeting. Bashtag Bashtags are hashtags used for public complaining, as explored in Curtis Silver’s recent article. Hashjacking Hashjacking is the practice of taking over a hashtag and appropriating it for another, often very different use. It is often viewed as a hostile act. Mashtag Mashtags are used to describe hashtags that combine two or more brands or individuals. This term has also been co-opted by the culinary world, with both a craft beer and a potato based snack coming out in the last year called #Mashtag Flashtag Flashtags are used to describe hashtags that drive flash sales events on Twitter and/or hashtags used to create a flashmob. The term is also associated with an international writing competition. Why stop there? We love slinging hash-tags! We’d like to propose some more terms for your hashtag enjoyment. Proposed Additions to The Unofficial Hashtag Glossary: Crashtag These are hashtags that crash and burn. Maybe they are too long. Maybe they don’t make sense. They crash. Rashtag Annoying viral hashtags that just won’t go away. They get under your skin and keep coming back. Any efforts to eradicate them end in a complete #Fail. Splashtag This hashtag shows up, does a cannonball on Twitter and trends mightily, only to disappear forever once the ripples dissapate. Dashtag This hashtag is in a race to be the first and/or official hashtag for something. It’s probably up against a bunch of other Dashtags, all vying to be the ONE. Depending on the potency of the originator, it may have a chance, but it will have to swim fast and hard. Gashtag This is a hashtag that makes you gasp because it guts. It’s designed to shock, horrify and expose something or someone. It’s much more in your face than a bashtag. Clashtag Clashtags usually travel in pairs to expose a rivalry. They exist in the sports world during sporting events and in politics. Occasional brands march them out too. Have we left anything out? Let us know! Twitter Tweet Facebook Share Email This article originally appeared on The Hashtracking Blog and has been republished with permission.Find out how to syndicate your content with B2C Author: Kane Pepi Kane Pepi is an experienced financial and cryptocurrency writer with over 2,000+ published articles, guides, and market insights in the public domain. Expert niche subjects include asset valuation and analysis, portfolio management, and the prevention of financial crime. Kane is particularly skilled in explaining complex financial topics in a user-friendlyView full profile ›More by this author:VoIP Basics: Everything Beginners Should Know!Bitcoin Investment, Trading & Mining: The Ultimate Guide for BeginnersIs This a Better Way to Set Your 2020 Goals and Resolutions?