Twitterers Celebrate a New Year by Looking Back 10 Years (And Talking About Themselves, Natch)
Their loss. For the rest of us, hash tags–that is, sticking a “#” sign before a phrase in your Twitter message–have become an entertaining and useful way to keep track of/play with memes that break out on the microblogging service.
Some of these are topical: Responses to news or things that Twitterers think should be news. Like the #Amazonfail outbreak last spring over the retailer’s supposed censorship of gay-themed books. Others are the equivalent of a party game played by people all over the world. I liked #oneletteroffmovies, for instance.
And now, at the end of the decade: #10yearsgo.
This one seems to have struck a chord with Twitterers, and that makes plenty of sense. Seeing what everyone else was up to a decade ago is great voyeuristic fun, and telling everyone what you were doing a decade ago is great narcissistic fun. That’s Twitter, no?
And in case you care, I’m with Alberto Santos on this one. I was spending a lot of time playing this song:
And if you’re still reading this far into the post: Thanks for reading what I had to say this year, and thanks for letting me know what’s on your mind, too. Gotta go make a lot of lasagna. See you in 2010.
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