Wednesday, September 5, 2012

#crazy #lazy #hashtags

I know you have all been there, rolling your eyes at your parents because of something they said that sounds ridiculous, thinking they don't know what they are talking about.  Then you become an adult and something slips out of your mouth and you stop and think, 'ahh, I just sounded like my mother.' Then you become a parent and you start understanding what your parents were talking about.

I am definitely there. I am in my mid 30's and have a 5 year old and I can already feel a small generation gap. Sometimes I can see the eye rolling when I say something and it brings me back to that feeling. To make it worse is the increasing technology being made available. I love technology and my daughter isn't 'schooling' me yet, but I know the day will come.

Ok, that brings me to my rant on hashtags. Ok, so I'm on Twitter, I know the purpose they serve on there. But I'm noticing a disturbing trend of the non stop hashtags on Facebook and instant messages, even emails. What is the purpose here? For example I'll see something like this, " A beautiful day for a walk in the park. #park #walk #exercise #sunny #fresh air" All your hashtags are telling me is things you've already wrote or things that are pretty obvious. Sometimes I will see a picture posted with no sentence and 20 different hashtags. Wouldn't it have been easier to put all those words together & form a sentence? Am I the only one who does not like where this is going? I'm just afraid that once my girl gets to be a teenager that she will just use one word to convey to me a whole conversation.

So what, if any, generation gaps are you feeling?