If you're wondering why I've started using hashtags on here in spite of them not working too great over federation, it's for two reasons:

1. It's an easy way for me to organize my own toots. Hashtags work just fine when not crossing instance boundaries, and I can find all of my education news toots with a single click now.

2. My crossposter used to post all of my public toots onto my nearly abandoned Twitter account, but today I narrowed it down to a handful of hashtags.

This may change.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Aaron Smith

This instance set up just for one person, but you don't have to make one for yourself. Visit to find the instance that's right for you. Are you an academic? Try