There have been lots of posts on hashtags before. Hope you won’t mind another one, slightly grumpy.
After coming to WebComm, like probably everyone else, I joined quite a few social networks that I wasn’t familiar with. Being quite sceptical about Instagram, I didn’t touch it for a while, till the time has come. Never been a big fan of it, to me it’s just another tech gadget you can use when bored, commuting or whatever the reason is. The thing annoying me, even though I am a fan of Twitter, is the way people use hashtags there.
Remember few trainings we had lastly? Whenever someone touched the topic of a good tweet, one of the key points was – “use hashtags, but don’t overdo it!”. Simple, yet genius. Who would like to read a small chunk of writing (140 signs), that flashes with hashtags like a Christmas tree? Those just look nasty, and let’s say – turn people off.
Once or twice I tried to browse the “vast” instasphere, looking for something to <3. Didn’t have to scroll too far, till I reached one pic with hashtag frenzy in the description: “#blonde #girl #polish #lips #eyes #hair #waves #curls #selfie #zara #mirror #weddingguest”.
Does that – The Hashtag – ring a bell?
I had enough.