So I own a gaming platform/social network and I tend to post a lot of the latest gaming news and updates on the blog. I then tend to share these posts on my social media pages (for the site, not my personal accounts). What I tend to do is put a few hashtags in the tweet as well when sharing on Twitter. However, I noticed that for a lot of these trending topics, people don't even bother to use hashtags. When you include the trending word in your tweet, it tends to appear in the list for that trending word. So I wondered, is there actually a point in using hashtags?