Twitter is one of the more innovative creations this world has seen in quite some time. At its core, Twitter is a social media site used to communicate with friends and family, but it has grown into a real, needed tool in the business world.
Although Twitter’s innovation has wowed businesses with its ability to directly connect themselves to their consumers, there are some aspects of the 140-word limited platform that irritates even the more profitable businesses. One of those aspects is the use of annoying hashtags, and we have five that should certainly be considered annoying.
5. #FollowMe #TeamFollowback #Follow2BeFollowed #Follow
The need to be loved in life is akin to wanted to be followed on Twitter. People can tell if the follows are genuine or not, however, and most of the time, using one of the hashtags above produces inauthentic followers. Oh cool, you have over 5,000 followers, but you’re following over 5,000 people. I bet you’re not making any conversations with them. Plus, you don’t see people screaming out “LOVE ME” when walking around the mall or grocery store. If people cared about you enough, they would follow.
Sarcasm and passive-aggressiveness is great, but not when you’re using the “sorry not sorry” hashtag. It makes you look like a child and, best of all, a schmuck. If you’re not sorry, then you can show it in various different ways that makes you look better than that person (most likely a loved one) you’re arguing with. Instead of wasting your time tweeting “#SorryNotSorry”, try to find justified reasons as to why you’re fighting. If you can’t, it’s probably your fault. This blog can’t help you with that.
Also, saying “sorry not sorry” is an attempt at humor, a failed attempt if you ask me.
If you don’t know what “#subtweet” means, it’s basically a way of responding to somebody’s tweet without directly responding to them. Throw on “#subtweet” at the end of your tweet, and all of your followers are left wondering if it’s about them. This is a stupid way to cause arguments with friends, families or co-workers. Plus, in the real world, you don’t scream your thoughts when you hear something said across the room. You’d look idiotic doing that, and it’s essentially what you’re doing when you use this hashtag.
Usually “#selfie” is accompanied by a picture of the person tweeting, you know, a selfie. I think the world knows it’s a selfie. You don’t need to announce it. Moreover, you’re not going to be one of the top tweets among the thousands of 13-year-old girls using this hashtag. Maybe go with the classic, ‘it’s a me [insert name other than Mario].”
This fad is done, and so should this hashtag. Enough said.