#Who #else #hates #the #excessive #use #of #Hashtags?
I'm no longer on social media, but I was using it a good 10 years ago during its peak, and I've noticed trends, some which come and go, and ones which have seemed to stick around longer than we expect. I am waiting for the day for Hashtags to die but it looks like the younger generation won't let them go. It's gotten to the point people are using them in official work emails and communications now, holy moly what have we become? At first it was "cute" to have maybe 1 or 2 hashtags, then people started getting obsessed with them, they use them to attract "likes" on their posts, which I still find it hard to believe people are desperate for attention this much they need to use silly hashtags. Thirdly, it became annoying #whenpeopleusefullonsentanceswithahashtagandnospacing. it's like, the spaces were invented to separate words so we can read them with clarity, and why are we going backwards in time making it friggin hard to read what the heck your writing?
If someone puts the hashtag #penisland and wants to emphasize that they are advertising a company called PEN ISLAND, but if you read it you can also interpret it as Penis Land too, so yeah that's why the spacing is there, or if your gonna remove spacing #AtLeastCamelCaseYourSentanceSoItsLegible. I may be old school but just because something is cool does not mean its useful. Some trends have to die. People are now even using hashtags on LinkedIn, and their business cards. One company I got a quote with told me to contact him if i'm interested. I said what's your contact info? he told me to look up his hashtag to find him. I said I'm not on twitter, not on facebook, not on instagram, not on snap chat, how the heck am I gonna find you? he said no ones ever told him that before and did not know what to say. seriously? you don't even have a friggin url or domain name? not everyone has social media and if you cater to only the social media followers and forget about the non ones you are seriously limiting yourself and told him to shove it and i will refuse to do business with a mickey mouse company who does not even have a domain name.
Its also not just me, but a lot of folks my age and generation cant stand hash tags and find them useless. If you want to say something what happened to saying "Here is a cute photo of my daughter" instead of #cutephotoofmydaughter we are seriously a failing generation thank god im a generation X'er