When I proposed this in the closed beta, the answer was precisely that people did it all the time on Vine. People would apparently just place their videos on the 3 most popular categories, regardless of content.
For this to be the reality, there needs to be moderation. Right now there seems to be none. I also think having the option of multiple categories would be nice, but only if used/controled properly. I honestly don’t see that happening.
Well… no? That’s how people USE them, not what they are for. If I wanted to look for specifically niche content, as a watcher alone and not a content creator (which is what the app should be optimized for. You need more watchers than creators) hashtags are the way to find content.
For example, the hashtag “black byte” happened. If I wanted to follow more black creators, and I go into it and find a bunch of white people, how do you think that affects my experience as a consumer?
Right now, the hashtags on byte are “Roomtour”, “fashioninspo” “astrologyroast” “goth”. I would be SUPER interested in all of them. But I go into the hashtags for literally 1 minute and I feel like closing the app, since I can’t find any of that content. And, since people won’t change their hashtags later (even if they could), in the future those same tags are still useless. A month from now I could be interested in seeing Goth content, only to find the hashtag full of unrelated things.
So basically what I’m trying to get at is: without moderation, none of these things are good ideas.
I personally don’t like the idea that @CubeOfCheese mentioned because I like channels and hashtags in theory. But I agree that at this point, and how the app is right now, it would be much better.