A graph of frequently used hashtags in the tweets being surfaced on the dashboard

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Written by Curtis Farnham
Updated over a week ago

The Hashtags widget section shows a graph visualization of the top trending hashtags on Twitter based on the overall dashboard query, that is, based on the terms being tracked as part of the dashboard.

The above image represents the default view of the Hashtags section. In this case, it shows the top trending hashtags as part of the Breast Cancer hashtag (#breastcancer) dashboard.

  • The node size represents the engagement of that hashtag, which is a mix of retweets and mentions of the hashtag.

  • The proximity of nodes represents how often/seldom hashtags are used with each other.

  • The tags on top represent the stakeholder types represented in the hashtags. You can click on each of the tags to apply them as a filter in the graph.

Display Settings

Clicking the filter icon on the left below the tags brings up a couple of options to modify the graph.


The options, along with the defaults, are as follows:

Profile Options



Max #hashtags

Represents the number of hashtags to display


Show hashtags

A scrollable way to increase/decrease the number of displayed hashtags

By default, all hashtags under the dashboard topic(s) are displayed

Hashtag labels

A setting to determine how many labels are displayed

By default, 80% of the labels for nodes are displayed

Show links

A setting to determine how many links (edges) are displayed

By default, all links (edges) between nodes are displayed

Graph layout

A setting to select the type of graph layout the user wants

The default setting for the graph is to show the hub and spoke convention followed in networks


  • You can also select the Communities (groups/clusters) of hashtags to see or hide. You can do this by selecting the Communities tab under filter options and enabling the "Community detection" toggle button.

  • This shows the graph with randomized colors for various hashtags, with commonly used hashtags being in the same color group as part of a cluster.

  • You can even hide all clusters and display only the selected one by clicking the 'eye' icon beside the color on the left, which acts as a toggle to hide or display clusters.

Additional Display Options

To the right of the filter are the options to:

  • Display graph after selecting stakeholder tag(s) from top

  • Zoom in on the graph

  • Zoom out of the graph

Hashtag Widget Options

The icons in the upper right corner of the section provide several additional options.

Add Notes: You can add notes for this specific widget section to display for yourself or other team members.

Table - The table icon changes the display to an Excel-like table. Click on the icon a second time to change the show back to the original format.

The attributes displayed are:

  1. Trending hashtag

  2. Count of the hashtag for the given time period (hour, day, week, month, year)

  3. Hashtag type. This could be a 'regular' hashtag which is tracked as a term across Symplur, a 'chat' hashtag, or a hashtag for an ongoing or previous 'conference.' Unassigned type means it is a novel hashtag that isn't a tracked term in Symplur.

  4. Tracking parameter - whether the hashtag is being tracked or not. Usually, a hashtag that has an assigned type will also be tracked as a term in Symplur.

Export as CSV - Download this section into an Excel table file.

Read Help Article - The associated Help article will open in a new browser tab.

API Query - The code for the associated API query will display in a pop-up box.

Refresh - The section data will refresh.

Remove - This widget section will be hidden and removed from the dashboard. To view this widget section again, scroll to the bottom of the entire dashboard and click on the icon associated with this section.

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