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Hashtag Land

I’m afraid it’s true.  I have no idea what a hashtag does.  No, I’m not kidding.  I know.  I know.  They have been around for forever and a day.  I even remember watching a skit on either Tonight Show or on SNL where Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon crisscrossed two fingers to make a hashtag symbol and used it before every single thing they said.  It was hilarious.  Even if I didn’t know exactly what they were talking about.  And that was how many years ago?  Two or three, at least.  And I can’t tell you why I haven’t taken the time to look it up.  I’m actually fascinated by the general gist I’ve gotten from hearing other people talk about using them.  So let me get this right, you can write a word or phrase after the number symbol and voila, it goes…where exactly?

Hashtag Land, wherever and whatever that is, must be bursting at the seams with all the categories.  How are they organized?  Is Hashtag Land like Facebook?  You log in and have a profile and register your “site” as http://www.#sitename.com and then every time someone else on the planet types #sitename it shows up on your page?  Like they intentionally used that exact phrase to communicate about a commonality?  Like I said…fascinating.  For some reason I just can’t imagine what it looks like.

Are there themes to these pages too?  I mean, do you decorate your “walls”?  And if so, is there a grand pooba of moderation that censors the content people are using to decorate said walls?  I hope so ’cause, I mean, I’ve seen some pretty…uh…interesting hashtags created if that’s the case.  And I’m not sure I’d want to see some of those walls.  You can’t unsee some things.

Like #erectiledysfunction.

What does that dude’s wall look like?  Ha!  Ewww!

Or #cockroachdissection.

Ewww!  Ewwwwww!

#jumbospider

*dramatic shiver*

Noooo, thank you.

Hmmm, curiouser and curiouser I become.  I’ll have to check out this Hashtag Land soon.

AFTER I hang Merrick’s picture though.  😉

 

10 thoughts on “Hashtag Land

    1. No, I wasn’t joking. Haha. I really don’t know what happens when you use hashtags. See, this is what I’m saying. It’s so strange to me that it seems everyone on the planet knows about hashtags except me. If my mother uses a hashtag…no, I can’t even go there. It’s too much.

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      1. Hashtags help others with discovering your content through reader and other channels. Like if I am interested in sports and thus follow #spots… when you write and tag something with that it’ll show up in my feed (if it’s popular enough).

        I feel weird when “liking” your posts because of context – but am glad that you are strong enough to do all this! Support! 😉

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      2. Thank you Howto. It’s okay to “like” my posts. Believe me. I understand. I really must do some research on this whole hashtag thing. I have no idea where to find the platform for viewing these. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time. Thanks for providing some direction though. I appreciate it.

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  1. Definitely laughing!! I’ve tried the avoid the same hashtag world…. but secretly wishing that right now there was a tag for super cute new tall boots & how do they come off after a long thirsty Thursday happy hour?? Extraction of some sort required!! Love you all!!

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    1. I have found that the easiest way to remove those cute new tall boots is to use a chair for support while you violently kick one leg at a time back and forth until the boot flies off. A warning though. Be careful not to let it swing around and hit you in the head. A boot to the head, new or old, will leave a mark. I hope everything went well with your boot removal and thank you for reading.

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  2. The hashtag world isn’t all that bad, I’ve had my curiosities for it as well! But it groups together similar content & ironically a lot of people look up hashtags everyday looking for new content to either read, view or share!! Great post by the way!

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  3. I wish less people knew about hashtags! Ha!! For the reasons seen comically in that skit with JT and Fallon (which I post at least once a year on my FB because its soooo true). I have an adult niece that uses them like punctuation, and it’s so stinking annoying. Posts a picture of her kid eating a donut #Susie #dietoutthewindow #cutestkidever #wishicouldeatdonutslikethis #canttho #trainerwouldhateme #pumpitup #toofittodonut #doyougetitnow

    Seriously. For the original purpose, cool. I use them occasionally. But “those” people that just go all out… gah. We had a vacation once and while there had this exact conversation, and it became a joke. We talked hashtag all weekend. #yesitisitsownlanguage

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    1. Yes! That’s exactly what I mean. I see people do that all the time and it’s especially frustrating that it’s gotten to the “annoying” level and I STILL don’t know how to use them. Haha, that is seriously funny tho. LOLOL @ #toofittodonut” Hysterical.

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