Blog | April 30, 2010

Those DAM Hashtags

by Jody Vandergriff in Digital Asset Management

Twitter is an interesting phenomenon. At first sight, it seems a bit pointless. Upon closer inspection, you become intrigued by the tiny bits of industry news that you can gather with just a few glances. Before you know it, you are sucked into the twittosphere.

If you have made it to the other side, then you are well familiar with hashtags: keywords added to tweets and prefixed with a hash symbol (#). Like photo metadata, hashtags add context and search-ability to your tweets. For instance, if you are interested in tweets about Software-as-a-Service, you can search Twitter for #SaaS. Hashtags, however, are driven by the Twitter community. In other words, there are no real conventions or standards for using hashtags. This makes it a little tricky to know which tag to use for a given subject matter. In addition, it often leads to inconsistencies. For instance, one can find tweets on cloud computing tagged with #Cloud and #CloudComputing. In another example, the hashtag #DAM has dual meaning. It is often used within the Digital Asset Management community to tag DAM-related subject matter. More commonly though, it is used as slang.

The website hashtags.org tracks Twitter hashtags and reports metrics such as usage frequency. However, like most user-generated content, there is a lot of information to sift through when you are looking for specific subject matter. So I have compiled a list of hashtags related to the Content Management industry. Enjoy!

#Accessibility
#Adobe
#Cloud or #CloudComputing
#copyright
#CMS ā€“ content management system
#DAM ā€“ digital asset management
#EXIF
#InDesign
#Interoperability
#IPTC
#License
#LinkedData
#MAM ā€“ multimedia asset management
#metadata
#Opendata
#OpenSource
#Photoshop
#Privacy
#ROI
#SaaS
#SemanticWeb
#Storage
#Usability
#UserAdoption
#WCM – web content management
#Workflow
#XML
#XMP

What is your favorite DAM/CMS-related hashtag? Comment below!