Hashtag Freighted

“A hashtag is the Greek chorus of the Internet. It tells everyone what the theme is, but it doesn’t do it very well. It’s the laugh-track-gone-concerned on an ’80s sitcom’s Very Special Episode — that hushed ‘ooh’when something bad (yet solvable!) is about to happen. It’s what you mutter to someone in line next to you — who’s not listening. It’s lazy writing. It’s tell, don’t show. It’s a group of backup singers, lip-syncing.”