Thanks, Taylor. I'll take a look at the search API.

On Dec 10, 10:37 am, Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com>
wrote:
> Hashtags are transitive, don't "belong" to any person, organization, or
> concept. There's really no way to determine all possible hashtags that have
> ever been tweeted.
>
> If you narrow your problem to the hashtags that you'd like to use, you could
> use the Search API (or a 3rd party social media analysis tool) to get an
> idea of how often the hashtag is used and in what contexts, but at least
> with the Search API, you'd be bound to about a week's worth of data.
>
> Taylor
>
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 9:30 AM, RF <rfrank...@airportview.net> wrote:
> > I have a hash tag issue.  I am posting hourly weather reports to 3000
> > accounts, one per automated weather station (AWOS).  Each station has
> > a unique, 4-character ID, like KFNL.  I use the station ID as a hash
> > tag so people who are interested in the weather at a particular spot
> > can find it quickly.
>
> > The problem is that some of the station IDs appear to overlap with
> > hash tags that are already taken.  I have already fielded and
> > addressed one complaint from the #KMLF knowledge community.  What I
> > want to do is prevent these conflicts by removing the # from those
> > stations that are already active hash tags.
>
> > So where can I find a list of existing hash tags?  Doesn't seem to be
> > anything in the API specifically for identifying them.  Thanks.
>
> > Ray F
>
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