Recently I’ve seen a slew of #3words- hashtag conversations on Twitter. These are amusing conversations about the topic listed in the hashtag. (If you aren’t familiar with hashtags and how they are used on Twitter, I recommend you read the hashtags page at Twitter Fan Wiki.)
For example, some #3words- hashtag conversations have been so popular that they show up on the Trending Topics list. #3breakupwords and #3wordsaftersex are two that appear as of the time of this writing.
To search these topics, click the link on the Trending Topics list, click the hash tag when it shows up on any Twitter stream, or enter the hashtag in the Twitter search box and click the Search button.
People come up with a three-word phrase that matches the topic at hand. The goal is to be so fall-out-of-your-chair funny that people RT (Re-Tweet) the message. Scrolling down the list, I can find three funny ones right away. I like them enough to repeat them here:
- I’m not done
- I’ll try tomorrow
- Maybe next time
To learn about new hashtag conversations, visit hashtags.org and do a search for a term. Enter a hashtag in the search box, and then click search.
To can see a list of all hashtags, click Tags, and then click directory. Click a number or letter at the top, and then flip through the pages at the bottom. As of the time of this writing, most good #3word conversations are on pages 45-48.
One thing I find personally amusing is misspelled hashtags, or hashtags where the author was trying to get “clever.” There are many, many examples, but I will list some of my favorites here (click on any search terms below the screenshots to see!):
#3wordzaftersex #3wordzduringsex #3worfsaftersex #3workaftersex
#3workdslibshate #3worksyouusedaily #3worldsaftersex
#3worsaftersex #3worsafterwork #3worsdaftersex #3worsdsduringsex
Yosean is Sean Arenas, the Los Angeles Concerts Examiner for examiner.com.