5 Of The Funniest Hashtags To Celebrate Hashtags Turning 10
These might be the funniest Twitter hashtags of the past decade.
Ten years ago today, entrepreneur, Twitter user, and self-proclaimed “Oracle of the Internet” Chris Messina was the first person to ever use a hashtag while tweeting.
Messina actually came up with the idea as a way to organize tweets based on similar topics, but the hashtag has since become so much more than an organizational tool. Powerful hashtags like #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou and #StandingRock haven’t just shed light on some of the most important issues of our time; they’ve resonated so deeply with the internet that the hashtags themselves have become trending news.
And of course we can't pass over #girlboss, which has been claimed and tweeted by ambitious women and femmes all over the world. In fact, hashtags are such a big deal these days that an average of 125 million Twitter hashtags are shared on a daily basis.
As amazing and impactful as hashtags have become, it’s equally amazing to consider that Twitter users have been #blessed with such hilarious gems as #BeyonceAlwaysOnBeat and #DonJrChildrensBooks all because Messina tweeted #barcamp back in 2007. So thanks for that, Mr. Messina.
Speaking of which, here are some tweets featuring just a few of the funniest hashtags to grace Twitter in the past ten years. You’re welcome!
Words: Elizabeth Enochs