Hashtags can be Misleading

Margaret Thatcher

You have to be careful with hashtags. They don’t always come across with the intended message as people learned yesterday on Twitter. When the hashtag #nowthatchersdead started trending, many people thought that it meant “Now That Cher’s Dead”, sending people running around the internet to find out if the queen of pop had indeed died.

I wrote more about it on Uberly:

It was a not-so-funny website to start with. IsThatcherDeadYet was started by people who did not like the former British Prime Minister and they seem to be “celebrating” her passing. Part of the way that they’re doing it is by promoting the Twitter hashtag #nowthatchersdead.

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