Tag: social media

I Need a Hashtag!

All right everyone, I’ve figured out what scares warriors such as those in Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab. You might be thinking that putting a bunch of bullets in them might do something to slow down their progress but popular stars, singers and entertainers have a far better solution: more Dead Aid concerts and Twitter hashtags. Yep, by using that ubiquitous character (I thought that it used to be a pound sign) and typing some stuff into your Twitter feed and Facebook page you too can contribute to bringing the girls back. Comrade, surely hashtag activism is the best weapon mankind has ever known. Hat-tip to Powerline.

As always, don’t forget to take a look at some of the comments. Here’s a sampling:

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I agree, what’s the point of donating cash and supplies when there’s a good chance it’ll be stolen? What good is some medicine if Boko Haram is about to enslave or shoot you?

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If you’re interested in the original 80’s song, here you go: