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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-24-11 04:08 PM
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35. DUer Luminous Animal points out Jeff Jarvis' blog explaining how this all got started:
Edited on Sun Jul-24-11 04:10 PM by Hissyspit
http://www.buzzmachine.com/2011/07/24/fuckyouwashington

#fuckyouwashington
So I was angry. Watching TV news over dinner turning my attention from scandals in the UK to those here and frankly welcoming the distraction from the tragedies in Norway I listened to the latest from Washington about negotiations over the debt ceiling. It pissed me off. Id had enough. After dinner, I tweeted: Hey, Washington assholes, its our country, our economy, our money. Stop fucking with it. It was the pinot talking (sounding more like a zinfandel).

Thats all I was going to say. I had no grand design on a revolution. I just wanted to get that off my chest. Thats what Twitter is for: offloading chests. Some people responded and retweeted, which pushed me to keep going, suggesting a chant: FUCK YOU WASHINGTON. Then the mellifluously monikered tweeter @boogerpussy suggested: .@jeffjarvis Hashtag it: #FUCKYOUWASHINGTON. Damn, I was ashamed I hadnt done that. So I did.

And then it exploded as I never could have predicted. I egged it on for awhile, suggesting that our goal should be to make #fuckyouwashington a trending topic, though as some tweeters quickly pointed out, Twitter censors moderates topics. Soon enough, though, Trendistic showed us gaining in Twitter share and Trendsmap showed us trending in cities and then in the nation.

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