Friday, April 18, 2014

Raves & Rants: The Hashtag

The last time I did a Raves & Rants post I threw some shade at Twitter users who felt the need to bombard everyone's news feed by live tweeting every popular show on the face of the planet. So to keep with the theme of Twitter and its many facets, I'm going to talk about The Hashtag. Hashtags are no longer confined to just Twitter. They have grown wings and now inhabit Instagram, Facebook, and even Snapchat (yes, Snapchat! Put #negative in your next snapchat caption and see what happens, I dare you.). But really the only hashtags that matter (for this post at least) are the ones who call Twitter home -- The Hashtags. And you want to know why The Hashtags are the only hashtags that matter? Because they inspired "#Hashtag" with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, the best late night talk show segment on cable. Whichever creative genius came up with this hilarious concept deserves an #Award. I seriously cannot remember the last time I laughed so hard at my television screen. And of course my new favorite hand gesture is The Hashtag. Whenever the slightest opportunity presents itself, I throw two peace signs up, double tap them together, and proceed to list any hashtag that even vaguely pertains to the subject at hand. I could keep talking about The Hashtag, but instead I'm just going to let it speak for itself.

And here's the link for the video for all of you mobile users :)