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#f@ckyouwashington hashtag takes Twitter by storm

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#f@ckyouwashington hashtag takes Twitter by storm

Post by Jen on Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:24 pm

#f@ckyouwashington hashtag takes Twitter by storm
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/07/24/fckyouwashington-hashtag-takes-twitter-by-storm/

Most suddenly-popular Twitter hashtags refer to events or celebrities
that currently are in the news. But every once in a while, one erupts
out of nowhere to capture the mood of the Twitterverse.
The hashtag #fuckyouwashington is currently making the rounds in just that fashion. As explained
in a post at tagdef.com, "Thousands of tweets erupted in a matter of
hours on #Jul23 protesting the US's failed debt ceiling talks and
general policies. Spurred by @JeffJarvis . Seen by some as part of
#WorldRevolution or #USRevolution."
A second post helpfully adds, "Our discontent with the way things operate. It's gross."Although the tag may have been inspired by the current impasse over
raising the debt ceiling, it seems to have released a much wider sense
of frustration. Within a few hours, message boards like Democratic
Underground were gathering some of the best tweets using the tag.
"#FuckYouWashington For Forgetting WHO you represent, Families,
Elderly,Moms,Kids, WORKERs..NOT the CoporatePigs who you cater
to...#ShameOnU" one reads.
"#fuckyouwashington for sending our soldiers on 6, 7, 8 tours to
combat zones yet thinking it's too much to ask the richest to pay taxes"
say another.
And @YourAnonNews -- a Twitter account associated with Anonymous --
tweeted, "#FuckYouWashington for thinking activists are the same as
terrorists."
Other tweets gathered
by CBSNews blasted Washington for everything from the handling of last
year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill to the criminalization of marijuana to
going after WikiLeaks while not holding Bush administration officials
accountable for turture.
Jarvis is a journalism professor at the City University of New York, an expert on new media, and the author of What Would Google Do? Late on Saturday evening, he tweeted,
"OK, my fellow citizens, it's up to you now," as though he felt content
with what he had accomplished, but since then he has continued to
promote use of the tag in his own tweets.
On Sunday morning, Jarvis retweeted a message
from AnonyOps -- another account associated with Anonymous -- saying,
"@jeffJarvis you've started a s**t storm. Nice going." That seems to
sum up much of the current feeling.
A current Twitter feed of posts using the tag can be found here.
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Re: #f@ckyouwashington hashtag takes Twitter by storm

Post by Exhausted99er on Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:45 pm



Amid stalemate in debt-limit talks, Americans take their frustrations to Twitter

That Americans are incensed at Washington comes as no surprise: There have been rallies upon rallies and polls upon polls.

And now, there is a hashtag.

Journalism professor and media watcher Jeff Jarvis took to Twitter on Saturday night amid the latest breakdown in the negotiations on raising the country’s debt ceiling and expressed his frustration with Washington politics.

In the hours since, his #f***youwashington hashtag has gone viral as Twitter users across the country have used it to vent their anger at politicians in the nation’s capital.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers/post/amid-stalemate-in-debt-limit-talks-americans-take-their-frustrations-to-twitter/2011/07/24/gIQAuumFXI_blog.html?hpid=z1

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Re: #f@ckyouwashington hashtag takes Twitter by storm

Post by Jen on Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:10 am

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Re: #f@ckyouwashington hashtag takes Twitter by storm

Post by Riled American on Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:43 am

CIK nailed it. Stand strong everyone.
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Post by Jen on Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:25 am

Riled American wrote: CIK nailed it. Stand strong everyone.
What did he say on Twitter? I don't tweet.

Never mind. It let me look him up and I saw all of them. cheers
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Post by Riled American on Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:38 am

Jen wrote:
Riled American wrote: CIK nailed it. Stand strong everyone.
What did he say on Twitter? I don't tweet.

Never mind. It let me look him up and I saw all of them. cheers
I was referring to the upload of the video. I don't Tweet.
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Re: #f@ckyouwashington hashtag takes Twitter by storm

Post by Jen on Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:48 am

Riled American wrote:
Jen wrote:
Riled American wrote: CIK nailed it. Stand strong everyone.
What did he say on Twitter? I don't tweet.

Never mind. It let me look him up and I saw all of them. cheers
I was referring to the upload of the video. I don't Tweet.
OK lol!
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Post by CLO on Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:06 pm

SO right on! @#*k you Washington!
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