Clearing the Browser Tabs – Hashtag Game Sunday Edition

| February 27, 2011 | Reply

If you use Twitter, even a little bit, you’ll have seen a hashtag game. What happens is that someone puts out a tweet, hopefully funny, based on a theme that’s made plain by a hashtag (#FirstDraftMovieTitles, #NorrisFacts, #BadSequels, etc.). If the hashtag and the joke are good, and sometimes if they’re not, a few other people will pick up the theme, and some of their followers will do the same. Pretty soon, Twitter is afire with dozens, if not hundreds of tweets all working on the same joke. Most times, if you catch one early, you can find a lot of funny on your timeline. Eventually, the game peters out as folks run out of funny ideas and start to repeat each other. But while it lasts, a hashtag game is one of the best things that can happen on Twitter, at least to my reckoning.

I tell you this because last night, the #LiberalMovies hashtag (thanks to my buddy Andrew Lawton) took off. You can see how the jokes progressed here and, if you scroll down far enough, you’ll see a few of mine. I caught it late int he game, so the quality wasn’t all that high and there was a lot of noise to signal, but there are some gems in there.

And now, links!

 

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