Every once in a while you read something and then you facepalm in the most dramatic way possible. Why do you do this? You saw someone using a hashtag wrong.
Now you’re mentally fucked for the day.
If you don’t see the above trending story about the mundane cribbing of boring lives, you see this.
#JohnDoe – Thanks.
You want to kill yourself now because this guy just mentioned someone using a hashtag thus turning them into a potential trending topic on Social Media.
Maybe you don’t use hashtags this way, maybe you use them like you learnt on Instagram. You use them like this.
#hash1 #hash2 #hash3 … #hashN … #stupidinstatag1 #stupidinstatag2 #stupid instatag3 … stupidinstatagN … #randomporntag
This is still better than the other two barring stupid tags but still, it serves the purpose the Hashtag was implemented in the first place. Plus, you know how to use a Mention which is cool.
The line has been crossed and this needs to end. Thank you dear Facebook for implementing Hashtags and Mentions without thinking about how dumb about 70% of your userbase is. (Hint – Trolls and Memes.) People, specially on Facebook, exploit the Hashtag, thinking that its sole purpose is to turn the words blue and thus this needs to be tackled. The correct way to use a Hashtag about, say, Neymar getting injured is not,
#Neymar is injured. Just before the Semis. #FifaWorldCup2014. Any comments @FootballFanFriend ?
Now this is not just a beautiful status update rather it serves the purpose of why those two symbols were implemented on the internet. When someone clicks #Neymar they can see all the posts about Neymar. The website can also track analytics about what is trending at that particular moment. Twitter users use both perfectly while we can obviously see that it’s not the case with Facebook.
So, please, please follow this tutorial and save us the frustration. Thank you. Happy networking!