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Do you speak #hashtagish?

How was I able to survive without #hashtags? That is the question crossing my mind after four months of #traineeship in the Web-Communication of the European Parliament. In Twitter they are a „must use“, in Facebook they are on their way of becoming the #trending #topic. Our aim every day in #Webcomm: put #EuropeanPolitics into #articles, #tweets and #FB posts. My #workingday in the #webcomm team @Europarl_EN in #hashtags.

#morning

The first thing is checking my #mails.

Looking at our tweets, the #playlist on #Erasmus catches my attention and I tune in.

I have not only received the #morningbriefing of the @FinancialTimes, there is also a mail by my #colleague in my virtual mailbox. The colleague reminds us to tweet about the first committee meeting of @EP_Justice at 9am on #dataprotection. Using the #hashtag #EUdataP to specify that it is #dataprotection in the context of the European Union.

During journalist seminars about #EUdataP they even have #twitterwalls in the #EP.

Our boss @tayebot is sends a video around with the comment “in French, but still good.”

The next mail chatters into my mailbox. Subject: #offtopic: How to survive a Swedish dinner? It says: “OH SO MUCH fun this video. I love the part when they wave with wine glasses for half a minute and repeat "Skol!" like a hundred times. Totally natural, informal, classy and … well – fun.”

The article on the #CAPreform arrives. I start writing. The last paragraph says, if you wanna participate in the debate on Twitter, use the hashtag #CAPreform.

hashtag

#lunchtime

In @Europarl_EN I meet other #trainees and we have some nice #pasta in the #canteen. After a #coffee we head #backtowork.

#afternoon

Next on my programme: #FB #chat with @Andrew_Duff_MEP about the #EP2014. 45 minutes of answers & questions about the European elections 2014.

My colleague @ThiloKunzemann sends another mail: “Amazing: MEP @Hannes_Swoboda got over 500 RTs already with this tweet:

Preparing for the next week, I draft some tweets for the #EPlenary week. #Ireland will hand over the #EUpresidency to #Lithuania. #ff for @EU2013LT.

#afterwork

Shutting down the computer, I write a text to my friend: “A #beer @PlaceLux now?”

She answers @Fbroich: “Perfect. Let's meet in front of @Europarl_EN”.

And I ask myself how I managed #life 24 years without #hashtags. #firstworldproblems

 

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