Social Media Gone Wrong: #CompulsiveHashtagDisease

Welcome to Social Media, a world all its own. It is a place where you can get  updates from celebrities every second, right beside your mom’s attempts to figure out this whole “social thing”. It is a magical, bizarre and often surreal place filled with strangers who somehow feel that it is crucial to tell the world about the sandwich they just had. A world with endless functions.

The implementation of the hashtag, which originated on IRC, is a big reason behind social media hate. It is a useful way of both searching the site and tagging posts. On a more personal level, hashtags are used to emphasize points or even make jokes.

Sometimes, they are even used in ways that make you fear for the future of humanity.

Like the old saying goes, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink.” In the social media world, this can be revised a bit to, “You can start a conversation with a horse, but you can’t control what he will say.”

Let Jimmi Fallon & Justin Timberlake enlighten you, compulsive hashtagger.

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