This Is Where You Should Be Spending Your Time On Twitter
#InfluentialFridays, #TeamTalksWithTibz and other hashtags you should be following
Hashtags - love them or hate them - but they offer a chance to carry and follow conversations online.
A great example of this is #influentialFridays, which has been trending for the past few weeks.
The hashtag follows what's being discussed on Kaya FM's three-hour morning show every Friday. The topics on the show include anything from the business of food in Africa, parenting to entrepreneurship, the latter has been the main topic of discussion for the past two weeks.
#InfluentialFriday is however not the only hashtag that provides enriching content for both entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs.
Here are 8 hashtags you should be following.
Follow For ... Insightful Interviews With Upcoming And Established Entrepreneurs
The show has featured guest presenters like Ndalo Media founder, Khanyi Dhlomo, and singer and businesswoman, Lira. Guests on the show have ranged from branding expert and author, Timothy Maurice and Simodisa head, Matsi Modise. The show generates a lot of conversation online and diverse topics.
Follow For … Business News And Thought Leadership
#POWERBusiness is the hashtag for Andile Khumalo's weekly business show by the same name on PowerFM. The show offers a roundup of the latest business news including coverage of the economy, entrepreneurs and trends like cryptocurrencies. Khumalo is an entrepreneur and co-owner of MSG Afrika (which owns PowerFM).
Follow for … Daily Encouragement
As the name suggests, the #QuoteOfTheDay hashtag features quotes from thought leaders, politicians, business experts, entrepreneurs and everyone in between.
This hashtag is one of the most popular on the platform and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook.
Follow For … Showing Support For Small Businesses
#SmallBusinessFriday is the hashtag for the global movement calling for the support of small businesses. The hashtag is also about expressing encouragement for entrepreneurs and to recognise their role as economic drivers and job creators.
Typical messages on the hashtag include calls to buy from small businesses and messages of support and comradery.
Follow For ... A Beginning-Of-The Week Boost
Get your week off to a good start, with #MotivationMondays. This is another hashtag that has expanded beyond Twitter and can also be found on Facebook and Instagram. Expect words of encouragement and quotes to motivate you throughout the week.
'Tomorrow is another day.' Buckle up, try, fail and then try again. #MotivationMonday— Mehreen Syed (@iMehreenSyed) September 18, 2017
Follow for … Business Growth Opportunities And Events
The hashtag #EntrepreneurshipSA has become one of the most diverse posters on the list. Everyone from entrepreneurs to corporate companies and organisations in the entrepreneurship ecosystem use the hashtag to share entrepreneurship themed events, give startups advice and to air out issues related to business.
Don't boast about the job u hv (making sum1 else cash.) Boast about the employees u hv (ppl making u cash.) #entrepreneurshipSA— Literate Lion (@HlomlaDandala) September 14, 2016
Follow For ... Staying in the loop with inspirational talks at Starbucks
Follow #TeamTalksWithTibz to keep up to date with what's happening at Starbucks' inspirational speaker sessions. The sessions are held in Starbucks branches like in the Mall of Africa, Rosebank and Menlyn, Pretoria and are hosted by Tebello Motsoane, founder of Showlove, a hip-hop events company.
A diverse range of topics are covered from branding to the challenges faced by entrepreneurs.
So far they have hosted Farah Fortune, founder of African Star Communications and event management, and fashion designer Siya Beyile, founder of The Threaded Man. You can also follow the hashtag to get updates of the dates and guests at upcoming sessions.
#ReadABookSA And #KasiNerd
Follow for ... Book recommendations and updates about Tebogo Ditshego's Online Book Club.
Tebogo Ditshego, founder of Ditshego Media, launched online book club Read A Book SA, arguably the biggest online book club in Africa. The platform inspired the hashtag #ReadABookSA, which people use to post book recommendations, inspirational literary quotes, and everything else that might tickle the fancy of a book reader.
"Your mind is a battlefield. Protect it from— #IAmASpeaker (@i_Thabang) July 15, 2016
impurities and fill it with truth." - Tony Dungy #ReadABookSA