Monthly Archives: February 2010

Hashtags and the associated rage


Today I witnessed a Hashtag become a rage – just like any other day – the difference being it was relevant and I could easily participate and add some value to it.

The topic was Awesome Indian Things with the hashtag #awesomeindianthings where everything from celebrities (mostly the infamous ones) to cattle on road to samosa was entered.

The amazing part was it was a trending topic on twitter and for quite some time, was number one trending topic — which, certainly requires a lot and lot of involvement from a lot lot of people.

Everybody I knew was stark raving mad on the trend and lashing out their creative best to add to the #

As it usually happens, sometime later it fell to number 2 and as I write this it’s in number 5 and by the time you read this, it would be nowhere to be found — such is the dynamic world of twitter — millions of conversation about a particular thing for a brief period and then all dud! — except for things like #nowplaying and day-wise trends (#ff #musicmonday et al)

What a phenomenon this twitter thing is — and to the one who is un-participating or unaware, it is far from comprehensible — why, I myself do get foxed by some trends.

Long live twitter — till the time some other form of rage comes in!

What is twitter? trending? hashtag? — I’m out of breath elaborating on this…go to wikipedia or google to know more — but the fastest & best is to ask an avid twitter user — will save much of your time while answering your new questions that may come up while he is answering the previous ones…but queries will be answered is my belief.
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P.S. – Post writing this post, I witnessed bigger, better phenomenon once the #epic #hashtag #Thingswewantback was created by @tyagiG