Published Thu Jul 4, 2019 12:50am PST
There's a simple purpose for hashtags in social media: to highlight the central subject matter of your message making it accessible to searches on said subject matter. Or in lamen's terms, #thiswhatyoutalkin'bout.
But, as happens with everything the Internet touches, its purpose got perverted. The hashtag became a joke. When making comments on the Democratic National Committee debates, it would be proper to use #DNCDebate and not #BetoWithTheGoodHair. #DNCDebate is a phrase everyone can connect to. #BetoWithTheGoodHair is just some shit you made up.
Now the hashtag has turned into a punctuation of individual thought. You say, "So what?" I say, "Don't talk to me that way." But you're right. And I don't mind that. What I do mind is this:
#reading #amillion #hashtags #overuse #stopit #thisdefeatsthepurpose #ihateyoufordoingthis #blessed
~That #bearded Mofo~