The Top Ten most overused/hilariously awkward Hashtags
By Nick Christian
I’ve recently become addicted to #Twitter. It’s slowly becoming a #nighttimeritual. I usually stop my #cnmchronicle work around 8:00 p.m., at which time I go through the day’s feed. In the past couple of days I’ve become more aware of hashtags.
A hashtag(#), which is otherwise known as the number or pound symbol, is a trending device where people can talk about broad topics with bodies of people they may not have access to.
Hashtags, while they may serve as a useful, let’s say marketing, tool, can become overused. Here is a list of the top ten most overused hashtags as arranged by me.
A hashtag I usually see between people in relationships, this hashtag is often used “#ihungupbecause I am in a meeting.” Some other ways this is used are:
The meanest hashtag out there, #Icantdateyou is often used by A-holes. Here are some examples:
I want to conduct a survey behind this hashtag. You could easily diagram who amongst your friends are alcoholics by how often they use this hashtag. Let’s think of the varying degrees of #Ineedadrink:
In research for this article I looked at a couple different sites that compiled hashtag trending statistics. On hashtag.org the hashtag #osama was listed under celebrity hashtags. Does this bug anybody else? Was his death or the perusal of his death a topic to vault him into a celebrity status? I don’t think so.
The hashtag #thisweekend is something that always gives an accurate portrayal of the person your following. It typically lets you know if they have a life outside of Twitter or other internet follies.
A hashtag that first trended after the MTV movie awards, #ifBiebermetGaga allows fans to hypothesize about what would happen if Justin Bieber met Lady Gaga.
One of the more hilarious trending groups, #Worstpickuplines is typically seen Friday and Saturday nights. #OMGwhatdidido is usually seen on the accounts of these people the following morning.
This isn’t something trending. I just wanted to throw you off.
In what can be known as the sole remnants of Charlie Sheen’s acting career, #Winning notifies others when you have or are doing something that you find really cool. The repetitive nature of those who are #winning makes those who aren’t want to drink the tiger blood from their body to shut them up.
I hate it when people use #Fail. Whether it is the spread of negativity or the blatant finger pointing to those who have messed up, there is something about #Fail that bugs me. And you see it everywhere.