Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hidden Comet Warning: Mayan Apocalypse Sign Number two: #hashtags

Much like Communism, hash tags are great in theory. One is a classless society where everyone is equal and the other is a form of metadata to classify/ organize subjects. In practice, both are overwhelming failures. With that being said, I apologize to Lenin, Marx and Fidel but also twelve year old girls everywhere for my stance on Communism and social networking tools. At least the former is thought out... What do hash tags going for them?

While a hash tag might not be a sign that the world is going to end on December 21st, 2012, it damn well should be. It is not used in the context of its origin and has become the societal equivalent of a cut at the top of one's mouth. Sorry, Doc Pemberton. I truly hope the real creator of Coca Cola is spinning in his grave now that a fictional twitter version has filch his identity, to hawk Cokes and hash tags. Nothing calls for either of those. Well, except for the rotting of teeth and minds.

All obvious vitriol aside... You know, I can't even come up with something decent to say about these things and much like Windows 8, I hope that intelligent life in the cosmos are not exposed to it. Sorry but your picture of waffles does not need to be organized for ease of use and the use of specific hash tags (like #iamamorontopostapictureofmywaffles) defeats their purpose. So, hopefully the Mayans were right because every hash tag used leads us to our eventual intellectual destruction.


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