Most suddenly-popular Twitter hashtags refer to events or celebrities that currently are in the news. But every once in a while, one erupts out of nowhere to capture the mood of the Twitterverse.
The hashtag *snip*washington is currently making the rounds in just that fashion. As explained in a post at tagdef.com, "Thousands of tweets erupted in a matter of hours on #Jul23 protesting the US's failed debt ceiling talks and general policies. Spurred by @JeffJarvis . Seen by some as part of #WorldRevolution or #USRevolution."
A second post helpfully adds, "Our discontent with the way things operate. It's gross."
Although the tag may have been inspired by the current impasse over raising the debt ceiling, it seems to have released a much wider sense of frustration. Within a few hours, message boards like Democratic Underground were gathering some of the best tweets using the tag.
"*snip*Washington For Forgetting WHO you represent, Families, Elderly,Moms,Kids, WORKERs..NOT the CoporatePigs who you cater to...#ShameOnU" one reads.
"*snip*washington for sending our soldiers on 6, 7, 8 tours to combat zones yet thinking it's too much to ask the richest to pay taxes" say another.
And @YourAnonNews -- a Twitter account associated with Anonymous -- tweeted, "*snip*Washington for thinking activists are the same as terrorists."
@TheNewDeal: Nothing Terrifies the Top 2% More Than the Thought of the Bottom 98% Refusing to Take it and Revolting. ##YouWashington #p2
@CaptJackWolf: ##youwashington for wasting our #time #money #people and #murder ing innocent civilians. #WeThePeople want our country back for #liberty
Originally posted by Helig
Sure its a nice sentiment to tell washington what you think however keep in mind that it wont change a single thing. No matter how many people retweet this or facebook about it or make google+ posts about it nothing will change because these are just hollow words. The only thing that will create real measurable change is action, and that'ts not something most people are willing or capable of doing on a scale that gets the point across to those in power.
"##youwashington for sending our soldiers on 6, 7, 8 tours to combat zones yet thinking it's too much to ask the richest to pay taxes" say another.
Originally posted by AussieAmandaC
reply to post by wcitizen
'Bout time it was used for something other than furthering the 'nasties' agenda, who incidentally ARE a minority.
The world is watching guys...don't forget that
Very exciting times indeed....