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Women Are Revealing The Everyday Sexism Of #BeingFemaleInNigeria

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

The powerful hashtag #BeingFemaleInNigeria is trending on Twitter, sparking a conversation about the daily sexism and misogyny women in the West Afric...

These #EmailFail Tweets Are Your Best Autocorrect Nightmares

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.26.2015 | Comedy

Nothing can ruin a career, destroy a relationship or just make people laugh harder than a good autocorrect fail. Messages saying "you're accepted" bec...

#AskRachel: How a Twitter Hashtag Became Black America's Family Reunion

Torraine Walker | Posted 06.15.2015 | Black Voices
Torraine Walker

One thing to come out of all of this that I find amazing and beautiful is the Twitter hashtag #AskRachel, which started as a sarcastic way to mock and test Rachel's perceived lack of Black bonafides and morphed into a sort of digital family reunion, an electronic walk down memory lane for Black people nationwide.

These #DinoRaps Tweets Prove Dinosaurs Make Everything Better

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.12.2015 | Comedy

With all due respect to the late Christopher Wallace, no one is more B.I.G. than a brontosaurus. In honor of "Jurassic World" hitting theaters, Jim...

What Would Happen If My 5-Year-Old Joined Twitter?

Ariel Chesler | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

As my older daughter approached her 5th birthday recently, my wife and I wondered what it might be like if she were on Twitter. We imagined her tweets would be snarky and sharp, would range from the personal to the political, and that she would call us out on our parenting.

#MisheardLyrics Tweets Confirm You've Been Singing The Words Wrong

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.22.2015 | Comedy

Sure, it's a little disheartening when you find out Chumbawamba doesn't actually sing "I get knocked down by an elephant," but Jimmy Fallon is here to...

9 Hashtags Moms Can't Stand

Alison Chrun | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Alison Chrun

#nonewfriends. So by using this hashtag, are you really telling me that you're literally not accepting any new friends into your life?

#HowToSpotAFeminist -- Hint, I'm Right Here

Jill Robbins | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

It's 2015. Women can become doctors, lawyers, and ministers. We can vote, buy weapons, buy property and jump out of airplanes. There are very few things that women can't do if women want to do them. And yes... I know all about gender stereotyping and the glass ceiling. I think we're getting there. I want to think we're getting there. When I read some of the #HowToSpotAFeminist tweets, I have to wonder about that.

Jimmy Fallon Just Revealed A Huge Disney Secret

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.01.2015 | Comedy

Maybe dumb fights aren't so bad after all. Jimmy Fallon asked for your best #MyDumbFight tweets this week and unexpectedly got one of the craziest ...

The Most Creative Hashtags on Instagram

Huntgram | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Huntgram

Even though sometimes hashtags are used to get more followers, they also allow you to become a part of the creative dynamics which express a certain p...

These #MyWeirdWaiter Tweets Could Make You Eat In Permanently

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.24.2015 | Comedy

Just when you thought meals couldn't get more awkward than Thanksgiving ... For this week's "Tonight Show Hashtag," Jimmy Fallon asked for your wei...

These #MyCrazyFamily Tweets Prove Parents Are The Funniest

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.10.2015 | Comedy

There's nothing like running outside to get fresh air, especially when you're on the treadmill. It's probably no surprise that parents were the sta...

11 Tweets That Sum Up The Everyday Ageism And Sexism Older Women Face

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.08.2015 | Fifty

Sexism is a harsh reality many women face, whether in the form of catcalling on the sidewalk or sexual harassment in the workplace. And, as women age,...

Why Nurses Need Twitter

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.07.2015 | Technology
Mona Shattell

As scientists and educators, we don't have a lot of free time. But we wouldn't be either of these things, nor be proficient at them, if we didn't keep in touch with the communities that undergrid everything we do. Twitter turns out to be the most powerful tool we have to do this.

These #BestPrankEver Tweets Are Straight Up Diabolical

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.03.2015 | Comedy

Turning your boss' teeth green is probably not the best career choice. That being said ... so worth it. April Fools' Day brought all kinds of celeb...

Dear Rajon Rondo

Sam Johnson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

It all started as a practical joke, just because I realized that @therealrondo was not taken yet on Twitter. But it quickly snowballed. My original concept for the joke was simple: to build up as many followers in your name as possible and then make a crazy announcement.

Let's Stop Sharing Photos Of Our Kids' Crying, Snot-Nosed Meltdowns

Meg Conley | Posted 05.31.2015 | Parents
Meg Conley

Do we want our kids exposing their vulnerabilities on Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat? Do we want them to think a screen is the correct receptacle for their heartbreaks or triumphs? Do we want our children to spend more time tagging their experiences than actually experiencing them?

These #HowIQuit Tweets Are The Perfect Workday Inspiration

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.27.2015 | Comedy

Disgruntled workers, this one is for you. In honor of Zayn Malik quitting One Direction, Jimmy Fallon made this week's "Hashtag" #HowIQuit. From th...

Dominated By Advertising: #Mydunkin Story

Joseph Sutton | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business
Joseph Sutton

If advertising of yore tried to prey on insecurities and the psychology of the public, today they're scouring the glut of what we're discussing each day for keywords that might as well be invitations to solicitation.

This Just Proves The Best Fails Happen To Other People

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.20.2015 | Comedy

If you've been confessing your deepest, darkest secrets in a public bathroom, you might want to rethink that. Because of Robert Durst's possible mu...

Ask the Twitterverse: Twitter Chats Rule the Internet

Alex Lyman | Posted 05.19.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

Social media started as an innovative way to connect digitally with your family and friends and keep them updated on your more important life happenin...

Choosing Your Wedding Hashtag

Kristen Ley | Posted 05.18.2015 | Weddings
Kristen Ley

Hashtags work best when they're short and easy to spell. Because one little typo affects the hashtag's searchability, make it easy for your guests. If your new last name requires a Facebook search for the proper spelling, consider using first names instead.

#RapAlbumsThatCausedSlavery Blasts Anchors For Controversial Remarks

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.11.2015 | Black Voices

Black Twitter blasted the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday for their controversial remarks about the racist actions of Sigma Alpha Ep...

'Men And Coffee' Is The Instagram Account Of Our Dreams

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.05.2015 | Women

If you love a steaming cup of coffee and an attractive man, this is the Instagram account for you. "Men and Coffee" was launched in November by Al...

Please #FindMe -- A #Hashtag Story

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

This is a story that started out as one thing and ended up as another. It was happening in real time. I was writing about hashtags while multi-tasking on Facebook and Twitter where another story was unfolding.