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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

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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  -#FuckYouWashington Hashtag Going Crazy On Twitter Hissyspit  Jul-24-11 02:12 AM   #0 
  - oh, yah  handmade34   Jul-24-11 02:19 AM   #1 
  - How does that damned thing work?  CleanGreenFuture   Jul-24-11 02:20 AM   #2 
  - me too  handmade34   Jul-24-11 02:24 AM   #3 
  - @ is a member. # denotes a topic.  Luminous Animal   Jul-24-11 02:24 AM   #4 
  - But how do you DO it? How do I make a comment that will be seen  CleanGreenFuture   Jul-24-11 02:26 AM   #6 
  - Simply make a comment then include #fuckyouwashington.  Luminous Animal   Jul-24-11 02:30 AM   #8 
     - Thank you. And if I want to start my own # topic?  CleanGreenFuture   Jul-24-11 02:30 AM   #9 
        - You can put a hash tag in front of anything you like and tweet it. And you are welcome!  Luminous Animal   Jul-24-11 02:38 AM   #11 
  - ...does it have anything to do with "tubes"?  bvar22   Jul-24-11 04:38 PM   #36 
     - You need to pick people you want to follow first, otherwise you  sabrina 1   Jul-25-11 12:28 AM   #43 
        - Excellent, Sabrina. Thanks!  Beartracks   Jul-25-11 12:40 AM   #45 
  - the @ goes to that person's twitter page, the # becomes a searchable term  StarsInHerHair   Jul-24-11 02:25 AM   #5 
  - The difference is ...  Tx4obama   Jul-24-11 02:33 AM   #10 
  - Very helpful, thank you, Tx4obama! I think I've got it now. Thanks everyone.  CleanGreenFuture   Jul-24-11 02:44 AM   #12 
  - It's like magnets.  Hissyspit   Jul-24-11 03:54 AM   #17 
  - looks good  handmade34   Jul-24-11 02:27 AM   #7 
  - ...  handmade34   Jul-24-11 02:58 AM   #13 
  - Apparently, Twitter has put a rate limit on #fuckyouwtashington but Trendsmap  Luminous Animal   Jul-24-11 03:24 AM   #14 
  - Global screen capture:  Hissyspit   Jul-24-11 03:52 AM   #16 
  - I wonder what it looks like over  eilen   Jul-24-11 05:07 AM   #18 
  - This:  Hissyspit   Jul-24-11 05:12 AM   #19 
     - Looks like Pakistan has Twitter blocked. nt  eilen   Jul-24-11 05:28 AM   #20 
        - I noticed that, too.  Hissyspit   Jul-24-11 05:29 AM   #21 
  - And Nairobi. What's up with that? nt  tsuki   Jul-25-11 12:56 AM   #46 
  - what is a rate limit? and how can they do that and why would they do that?  ejpoeta   Jul-24-11 06:00 AM   #22 
  - Here you go  blogslut   Jul-24-11 06:49 AM   #23 
     - so their contention is that the same people are searching that term over and over and that is what  ejpoeta   Jul-24-11 06:58 AM   #24 
        - Probably not  blogslut   Jul-24-11 07:04 AM   #25 
           - oic! thanks. i don't go on twitter much. thanks for the info.  ejpoeta   Jul-24-11 07:06 AM   #26 
  - Self-delete. Superfluous post. n/t  Beartracks   Jul-25-11 12:16 AM   #42 
  - I hope it makes the news  tavalon   Jul-24-11 03:44 AM   #15 
  - Kick nt  Hissyspit   Jul-24-11 11:06 AM   #27 
  - Raw Story Article:  Hissyspit   Jul-24-11 11:20 AM   #28 
  - CBS Article:  Hissyspit   Jul-24-11 11:22 AM   #29 
  - Let's DU it!  snot   Jul-24-11 12:04 PM   #30 
  - Being TwitterLess,  femrap   Jul-24-11 12:10 PM   #31 
  - Good one. Indeed, I've seen that one a couple of times under this #  CleanGreenFuture   Jul-24-11 12:15 PM   #32 
  - Uh-oh! I just tweeted this post!  grahamhgreen   Jul-24-11 12:56 PM   #33 
  - More:  snot   Jul-24-11 01:33 PM   #34 
  - DUer Luminous Animal points out Jeff Jarvis' blog explaining how this all got started:  Hissyspit   Jul-24-11 04:08 PM   #35 
     - Thanks!  snot   Jul-24-11 06:53 PM   #37 
     - I have been watching on trends. I asked someone what percentage  tsuki   Jul-25-11 01:04 AM   #47 
        - they were coming fast and furious last night when I was watching  Hissyspit   Jul-25-11 01:41 AM   #50 
           - I was surprised at the number of sites that did not report on  tsuki   Jul-25-11 07:02 AM   #59 
  - Washington Post picks up on it:  Hissyspit   Jul-24-11 06:59 PM   #38 
  - Odd: When I google search DU for "youwashington", I get just one result . . .  snot   Jul-24-11 07:11 PM   #39 
  - I just did about a dozen of them.  glinda   Jul-24-11 11:24 PM   #40 
  - None of this will do anything. This is serious. They  neoralme   Jul-25-11 12:15 AM   #41 
  - Love it. I should join Twitter.  earcandle   Jul-25-11 12:38 AM   #44 
  - Didn't the Tahrir Square protests  libmom74   Jul-25-11 01:11 AM   #48 
  - What does it take for a topic to "trend"?  Beartracks   Jul-25-11 01:37 AM   #49 
  - Some are suggesting changing it to #FTW  Hissyspit   Jul-25-11 01:57 AM   #52 
     - ? Because of the F-bomb in it? And isn't FTW For The Win? n/t  Beartracks   Jul-25-11 02:11 AM   #53 
        - Twitter seems to be censoring it from trending because of the F-bomb.  Hissyspit   Jul-25-11 02:19 AM   #55 
  - Thanks for this... Its amazing how good it feels to see all those tweets  glowing   Jul-25-11 01:45 AM   #51 
  - When I clicked on the link you posted, this is the message that appeared --->  Petrushka   Jul-25-11 02:16 AM   #54 
  - Both links were functioning last night.  Hissyspit   Jul-25-11 02:20 AM   #56 
     - The trendsmap site is fascinating. I was curious about #FYW in Australia.  Petrushka   Jul-25-11 02:29 AM   #57 
  - I just re-tweeted this one:  AsahinaKimi   Jul-25-11 02:31 AM   #58 
  - Very, very true.  Beartracks   Jul-25-11 08:33 PM   #60 
  - I tweeted this:  Bryn   Jul-25-11 09:25 PM   #61 

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